The Register of Deeds office maintains a tremendous amount of important historical documents pertaining to the County. Documents maintained in the office and accessible to the general public are listed below:
Deeds and Mortgages dating back to 1845
Birth and Death Records dating back to 1876
Marriage Records dating back to 1852
Census records from 1850-1860 can be found at Green Lake School and from 1885 to 1905 at Green Lake Historical Society. Some Wills are recorded in the Register of Deeds office as well as the Register in Probate.

Birth certificates are recorded in the county of birth as well as the county of residency of the parents at the time of the birth.

There are three ways to request a copy of a birth certificate: by mail, in person, or by credit card.

Mail requests to:
Register of Deeds
PO Box 3188
Green Lake, WI 54941-3188

Use the application form (a PDF file) to request a copy of a birth certificate. . Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope, the necessary fees (see below) and a photocopy of the applicant's current ID (see below). Upon receipt in our office, mailed requests are generally completed in 1-3 working days. Mail your request to: Register of Deeds, PO Box 3188, Green Lake, WI 54941

In-person requests
May be made at the Register of Deeds Office. It is located at the Green Lake County Courthouse, 571 County Road A, in Green Lake. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A current ID as listed below is required when applying in-person. You may wish to complete the application form (a PDF file) before you visit our office.

Credit card requests
To request a birth certificate on-line click on order by credit card. (You will leave the Register of Deeds site and be taken to VitalChek to request your birth certificate.) Please note that there is an additional $10 fee assessed, even if the record is not found, when requesting your birth certificate on-line with a credit card.

Fees: The fee for the first copy of any birth record is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, ordered at the same time, are $3.00 each. Therefore, two copies of the same record would be $23.00. Please make money order or check payable to Register of Deeds.

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted. The acceptable forms of identification are:

One of these:
  • Wisconsin driver's license.
  • Wisconsin photo I.D. card.
  • Out-of-state driver's license or photo I.D. card.
-OR-

Two of these: At least one of these must show your current name and address.
  • Government-issued employee I.D. card or badge with photograph.
  • Passport.
  • Check or bank book.
  • Major credit card.
  • Health insurance card.
  • Lease signed by you.
  • Bill addressed to you.
  • Traffic ticket.

State Law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate. Please review the criteria for obtaining a birth certificate if you have questions.

Death Certificates are recorded in the county of death as well as the county of residency at the time of the death.
There are three ways to request a copy of a death certificate: by mail, in person or credit card.

Mail requests
Use the application form (a PDF file) to request a copy of a death certificate. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope, the necessary fees (see below) and a photocopy of the applicant's current ID (see below). Upon receipt in our office, mailed requests are generally completed in 1-3 working days. Mail your request to: Register of Deeds, PO Box 3188, Green Lake WI 54941

In-person requests
May be made at the Register of Deeds Office. It is located at the Green Lake County Courthouse, 571 County Road A, in Green Lake. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A current ID as listed below is required when applying in-person. You may wish to complete the application form (a PDF file) before you visit our office.

Credit card requests
To request a death certificate on-line click on order order by credit card .(You will leave the Register of Deeds site and be taken to VitalChek to request the death certificate.) Please note that there is an additional $10 fee assessed, even if the record is not found, when requesting the death certificate on-line with a credit card.

Fees: The fee for the first copy of any death record is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, ordered at the same time, are $3.00 each. Therefore, two copies of the same record would be $23.00. Please make money order or check payable to Register of Deeds.

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted. The acceptable forms of identification are:

One of these:
  • Wisconsin driver's license.
  • Wisconsin photo I.D. card.
  • Out-of-state driver's license or photo I.D. card.
-OR-

Two of these: At least one of these must show your current name and address.
  • Government-issued employee I.D. card or badge with photograph.
  • Passport.
  • Check or bank book.
  • Major credit card.
  • Health insurance card.
  • Lease signed by you.
  • Bill addressed to you.
  • Traffic ticket.

State Law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a death certificate. Please review the criteria for obtaining a death certificate if you have questions.

Reminder: Declarations of domestic partnership are recorded only in the county that issued the declaration. In order to obtain a certified copy, it is necessary to contact the Register of Deeds office in the county where the declaration is filed.
There are two ways to request a copy of a declaration of domestic partnership: by mail or in person.

Mail requests
Use the application form (a PDF file) to request a copy of a declaration of domestic partnership. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope, the necessary fees (see below) and a photocopy of the applicant's current ID (see below). Upon receipt in our office, mailed requests are generally completed in 1-3 working days. Mail your request to: Register of Deeds, PO Box 3188, Green Lake WI 54941.

In-person requests
May be made at the Register of Deeds Office. It is located at the Green Lake County Courthouse, 571 County Road A, in Green Lake. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A current ID is required when applying in-person. You may wish to complete the application form (a PDF file) before you visit our office.

Fees: The fee for the first copy of any declaration of domestic partnership is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, ordered at the same time, are $3.00 each. Therefore, two copies of the same record would be $23.00. Please make money order or check payable to Register of Deeds.

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted. The acceptable forms of identification are:

One of these:
  • Wisconsin driver's license.
  • Wisconsin photo I.D. card.
  • Out-of-state driver's license or photo I.D. card.
-OR-

Two of these: At least one of these must show your current name and address.
  • Government-issued employee I.D. card or badge with photograph.
  • Passport.
  • Check or bank book.
  • Major credit card.
  • Health insurance card.
  • Lease signed by you.
  • Bill addressed to you.
  • Traffic ticket.

State Law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a declaration of domestic partnership. Please review the criteria for obtaining a declaration of domestic partnership if you have questions.

The Green Lake County Register of Deeds and Land Information Departments maintain a tremendous amount of important historical documents pertaining to the county. Historical documents maintained in the office and accessible to the general public are listed below:

  • Property Ownership
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Plat Maps
  • Section Maps
  • Surveys
  • Land Patents
  • Birth Records
  • Death Records
  • Marriage Records

Because the Register of Deeds Office is bound by State Statute to protect the physical condition, and also the legal status of the records in its possession, certain regulations must be observed. Additionally, individuals must sign and date an Application for Record Search form agreeing to abide by these regulations.

Related Documents:
Application for Record Search
Office Regulations, Vital Record search

Reminder: Marriage certificates are recorded only in the county where the marriage takes place. In order to obtain a certified copy, it is necessary to contact the Register of Deeds office in the county of which the marriage occurs.
There are three ways to request a copy of a marriage certificate: by mail, in person, or credit card.

Mail requests
Use the application form (a PDF file) to request a copy of a marriage certificate. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope, the necessary fees (see below) and a photocopy of the applicant's current ID (see below). Upon receipt in our office, mailed requests are generally completed in 1-3 working days. Mail your request to: Register of Deeds, PO Box 3188, Green Lake WI 54941

In-person requests
May be made at the Register of Deeds Office. It is located at the Green Lake County Courthouse, 571 County Road A, in Green Lake. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A current ID is required when applying in-person. You may wish to complete the application form (a PDF file) before you visit our office.

Credit card requests
To request a marriage certificate on-line click on order by credit card. (You will leave the Register of Deeds site and be taken to VitalChek to request the marriage certificate.) Please note that there is an additional $10 fee assessed, even if the record is not found, when requesting a marriage certificate on-line with a credit card.

Fees: The fee for the first copy of any marriage certificate is $20.00. Additional copies of the same record, ordered at the same time, are $3.00 each. Therefore, two copies of the same record would be $23.00. Please send money order or check payable to Register of Deeds.

All forms of identification must show your current name and address. Expired cards or documents will not be accepted. The acceptable forms of identification are:

One of these:
  • Wisconsin driver's license.
  • Wisconsin photo I.D. card.
  • Out-of-state driver's license or photo I.D. card.
-OR-

Two of these: At least one of these must show your current name and address.
  • Government-issued employee I.D. card or badge with photograph.
  • Passport.
  • Check or bank book.
  • Major credit card.
  • Health insurance card.
  • Lease signed by you.
  • Bill addressed to you.
  • Traffic ticket.

State Law restricts who may obtain a certified copy of a marriage certificate. Please review the criteria for obtaining a marriage certificate if you have questions.

To get your DD-214 military discharge document recorded, or if you cannot locate your DD-214 military discharge document, contact the Veterans Service Office at 920-294-4123, or www.co.green-lake.wi.us

To record a certified copy of your DD-214 military discharge document, or get a certified copy of your DD-214, which was recorded earlier with the Green Lake County Register of Deeds, contact the Green Lake County Veteran's Service at 920-294-4123 or www.co.green-lake.wi.us

The staff there will verify your status as a veteran and prepare a request for a certified copy. Present the request form to the Register of Deeds staff, and they will prepare the certified copy free of charge.

Veterans are encouraged to take their military discharge papers (DD-214) to the local Register of Deeds for recording. Military discharge papers are valuable to veterans because they may be required to prove eligibility for certain benefits and programs. The Register of Deeds will copy and index the document, and give the original back to the veteran. DD-214's are confidential documents in the State of Wisconsin. They cannot be viewed or released to anyone other than the veteran without the expressed written permission of the veteran. An exception would be in the case of a deceased veteran, where the next of kin would be entitled to the document.