Ownership of right in and claims on property constitute one of the chief forms of wealth in American society. The register of deeds office files, records and issues documents of significance to both the community as a whole and to its individual citizens. Property tax rolls are derived from documents recorded in the office of the register of deeds. The filing or recording of various legal documents with the register of deeds provides constructive notice of the rights and interests that people have in real and personal property. Providing constructive notice regarding real estate allows the act of searching the records and the determination of clear title. This is necessary for the issuance of most home mortgages, business loans, and the sale of real estate. Genealogists search our real estate records to determine the ownership history and sequence of title of their family's homestead.
Marinette County was established in 1879 and every real estate document recorded since that date is stored and available for public view.