Office Address: 400 DeWitt St., P.O. Box 133,
Portage, WI 53901
Office hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Telephone - 608-742-9677: Fax Number - 608-742-9875
Please be advised that the tract index begins January 1, 2006 -
Grantor/Grantee searching is required prior to that date. The
cut-off reception time is 3:30 p.m. Documents presented for
recording after 3:30 p.m. will be processed the next day.
Access to Real Estate Records in Columbia County
Order Birth, Death and
Marriage Records Online
Lisa was elected to begin her term as Register of Deeds in January
Lisa is a member and Past President of the
Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association (WRDA). She serves on
various WRDA committees which include Vital Records, New Member and
the State Vitals Records Information Systems (SVRIS) Project.
About the Register of Deeds office:
The Columbia County Register of Deeds Office
currently has 2 full time positions. In 2011, 12,000 real estate
documents were recorded, in addition to processing birth, death,
marriage, domestic partnership records and military discharges.
The implementation of Fidlar Software in 2005 has provided the
Register of Deeds office with many enhancements. The software has
not only improved workflow efficiency for staff, but includes a
tract index, eRecording, and on-line access to real estate records.
These enhancements have not only increased productivity, but have
also provided customers with alternative searching capabilities that
were not accessible in the past. Register of Deeds staff is in the
process of completing a large back scanning project that will allow
online access to real estate records dating back to 1958 through the
Columbia County Register of Deeds website
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About Columbia County:
Columbia County was first organized in 1846, but long before
Wisconsin history began, Columbia County was an important place to
the people of early times. It is unknown how many hundreds of years
ago Indians began using the Fox-Wisconsin waterway, carrying their
canoes across the narrow portage between these rivers. It is known
that in 1673, two Miami Indians guided French explorers, Louis
Jolliet and Father Jacques Marquette to this portage. Columbia
County has also been notable for honoring and respecting its women,
the most famous of whom was the Pulitzer Prize winning author, Zona
Gale. Columbia County is located in south-central Wisconsin and has
a total land area of approximately 778 square miles. Columbia
County's population is approximately 53,862. The county seat is
Portage. Columbia County is comprised of 21 townships, 10 villages
and 4 cities.