Register of Deeds

(715) 468-4616
Fax: (715) 468-4658

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 
8:00 - 4:30

Genealogy Hours:
9:00 - 3:00

Register of Deeds:
Jessica Hedinger

Deputy Register of Deeds:
Tawni Hopland

Departmental Purpose

The Register of Deeds handles the recording of deeds, mortgages, tax liens, old age assistance liens, articles of incorporation, plats, and other real estate transactions. To be binding upon all parties, these documents must be recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds. Financing Statements, Security Agreements, Bills of Sale and Vital Statistics records; such as births, deaths, marriages and Veteran's Discharge Papers are also filed in this office.

Current News

Information & Services

Documents recorded until 4:00 same day, after 4:00 will be dated next day with time of 8:00 a.m.

***For Tax bill questions, please contact the Washburn County Treasurer

Vital Records (Birth, Marriage, Divorce & Death forms)

Applications are available for mailing by visiting, calling our office at 715-468-4616 or emailing 

Application Forms

Apply Online for Name Change with Social Security

Genealogy Researching Rules and Regulations (PDF) 

Order Vital Certificates Online by Credit Card

Official Records Online (ORO)


The Washburn County Register of Deeds does not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, online requests are available through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide this service; Official Records Online (ORO) can be reached through its website An additional fee is charged by Official Records Online (ORO) for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted.


Record a Real Estate Document

The Register of Deeds office does not provide services for Real Estate searches or offer legal advice on how to draft documents.

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Online Access 

Laredo Anywhere – User Login Required
Tapestry – One-Time General Search
Color Tract Index link to view images/pages from our tract books were discontinued effective July 1, 2010 ending with Document #343259, records forward tract in Tapestry.
Grantor/Grantee Index files (Downloads-PDFs)   
E-Recording Companies is for electronically recording documents via the Internet