Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office processes over 30,000 documents and serves thousands of people annually. Like many other counties they utilize computerized indexing and high speed scanning equipment to process these documents as efficiently as possible.

Residents may utilize services at Burlington City Hall, 300 N Pine Street, to obtain certified copies of vital records, obtain copies of recorded deeds and real estate documents, and to have items sent for recording to the Register of Deeds office.

Vital Records

Certified copies of birth, death and marriage licenses can be obtained for $20 for the first copy and $3 each additional copy (CASH ONLY).


Birth Certificate Application PDF
Death Certificate Application PDF
Marriage Certificate Application PDF

Real Estate Documents

Copies of recorded documents can be printed at City Hall for a fee as listed in the fee schedule below. Staff can also send items reading for recording to the Register of Deeds with the $30 recording fee (CASH ONLY).

Items For Recording

Every document submitted for recording must contain the following information:

  1. Grantor and Grantee must be identified
  2. Grantor's signature must be notarized or authenticated
  3. Complete and accurate legal description of property
  4. Parcel Identification Number (also known as Tax I.D. number)
  5. Name of person who drafted the document
  6. Return address
  7. Must be legible

Forms, Instructions & Fees

Fee Schedule for Real Estate Documents & Recording PDF
Quit Claim Deed Form & Instructions PDF
Recording Coversheet (blank) PDF
Recording Coversheet Instructions PDF
Registration of Firm Name Form PDF
Transfer on Death Form PDF
Termination of Decendent's Interest Form (HT-110)

Register of Deeds Website

To visit the Racine County Register of Deeds website click here.