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Vital records still available during shut-down

Peggy Walter, Clark County register of deeds, is informing the public and business partners that while physical access to the courthouse in Neillsville where the office is located is temporarily closed to the public, the register of deeds office will continue to process real estate documents and vital records requests.

Documents may be submitted to the office for recording through the U.S.Mail. The office is also enabled to receive document recording submissions from business partners via eRecording.

The public may request copies of recorded documents by calling the office. Payment of the statutory fee for obtaining a copy of a recorded document must be remitted by mailing a check to the office for the applicable fee or by providing credit card information by phone to a ROD employee. Upon receipt of the request for any such copy and payment of the statutory fee, the copy will be sent by mail or email to the customer. Images of recorded documents are also available by accessing the online web-based land record portal, LandShark. A link to LandShark is available on the ROD county webpage.

Certified copies of vital records may be obtained from the office by completing an application and mailing it to the office with the applicable payment. Completed applications can also be sent by fax to the office with payment made by calling in with credit card information. Vital record applications are available on the ROD county webpage or by calling the office to request an application. As long as the State Vital Records office in Madison is available to process vital records requests, the Clark County will be able to process and issue/mail the certified copy of the requested vital record the same day as receipt of the completed application and payment.

Register of deeds staff is available to answer questions by phone at 715-743-5163. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays.