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Wood County Courthouse Records

This page contains a summary of the records that are available at the Wood County Courthouse. If you find that any information on this page is not up to date, please contact the webmaster.

Use the courthouse department links in each section below to get more details and contact information. Following is the courthouse address.

Wood County Courthouse
400 Market Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54494
Picture of Wood County Courthouse

Wood County

The Register of Deeds has provided Guidelines for obtaining vital record information.

There are several departments that can provide help in researching your Wood County, Wisconsin roots. If you click on one of these links, it will take you to the appropriate section of this page.

Register of Deeds | Clerk of Courts | County Clerk | Register in Probate | County Treasurer

Register of Deeds

  • Deeds & Mortgages.

  • Land Contracts

  • Uniform Commercial Code Filings

  • Conditional Sales Contracts

  • Bills of Sale

  • Copies of Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates

  • Soldiers Discharge

Click on this link to go to the Register of Deeds web page.

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Clerk of Courts - Room 331

  • Criminal Records.

  • Civil Records. This includes the following records:

    • Possession of Property, both real and personal

    • For Partition of Property

    • To Quiet Title

    • Foreclosures

    • Divorces

    • Naturalization Records

    • Liens

    • Judgments

  • Other Miscellaneous Records.

Click on this link to go to the Clerk of Courts web page.

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County Clerk - Room 331

  • School Census Records from 1918 to 1964. The schools consolidated in 1964 and the records are held in each High School District.

  • Old Wood County Normal School Transcript Records. Records are on file until the school closed.

  • Marriage Applications. An index is available for searching names and dates. The application itself is confidential and is not available.

Click on this link to go to the  County Clerk web page.

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Register in Probate

  • Probate Records. This includes the following records:

    • Wills

    • Petitions for Probate of Wills

    • Letters of Administration and Petitions for Same

    • Bonds for Executors or Administrators

    • Inventories and Appraisement Papers

    • Petitions to Determine Heirship

    • Decrees of Distribution of Estate

    • Releases Signed by Heirs

    • Guardianship Papers and Adoption Proceedings

    • Sales of Real Estate and Intestates

    • Juvenile Records - closed

    • Mental Records - closed

  • University Hospital Records

  • Additional records are available that are closed to the public but can be opened with a court order.

Phone number of Register in Probate is (715) 421-8523.

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County Treasurer - Room 219

  • Tax Rolls. Tax rolls have been kept for 11 years. There also a few older ones. Most older rolls are stored at the Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

  • Assessment Rolls. The files are kept in the Assessor's office and in the separate districts.

Click on this link to go to the County Treasurer web page.

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