Copies of deeds can be obtained by contacting the County Register of Deeds Office.
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Documents are processed on a daily basis. Most name changes will be shown on the public record by the next day. Depending on the complexity of a split or combination of lands, most new parcel numbers will be on the public record within 2 – 5 days.
Ownership of lands can be found using the County public access property inquiry page or by using the County interactive mapping page.
Land Information is in charge of making address changes for assessment and taxation purposes. It is important to remember to send an address change form if you are building a new home and intend to reside at that new location by the end of the year. The Land Information Office will send the assessment notice and the real estate bill to the previous location if it does not receive an address change form associated with a new building. This could result in delays of retrieving documents and the possibility of penalties associated with late payments.
Kenosha County has an interactive mapping page that the public can use to view cadastral, zoning, aerial photographs and other land attribute information.
Hard copies of maps are available through the Department of Planning and Development GIS Division. Cadastral (tax maps) and various other maps may also be purchased through the Department of Planning and Development - Land Information Office at (262) 653 – 2622. For the available “hard copy” maps and associated costs, click here.
Acreage and Building information can be found on the County public access property inquiry page. Exact lot dimensions can be found on the County interactive mapping page.
Plat books may be available through Rural Mutual Insurance Company. For more information please contact Rural Insurance - 2215 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI 53143. Phone: (262) 654-0427
Aerial photographs can be viewed through the Kenosha County interactive mapping page and purchased through the Kenosha County GIS/Mapping Division or the Land Information Office. An aerial will also appear when viewing the County public access property inquiry page.
The Land Information Office is the “repository” of all surveys done in Kenosha County. You may contact our office at (262) 653 – 2622 and we will check our records to see if there is a survey on file. Land Information is currently in the process of scanning surveys and anticipate that survey information will be available for most surveys on the Land Information Website. There is a number available now by using the quick links. Surveys are required to be filed according to State Statute 59.45(1)(b) Land Information has no knowledge of what areas have been surveyed. Surveyors record their surveys on their own volition although there are fines associated with failure to file. As such a survey may have been completed but may not be on record with the Land Information Office.
A survey does not automatically split a parcel of land. Most surveys are done to locate buildings on a parcel of land for mortgage purposes, or to determine lot lines for putting up fences. A survey will be required when building a structure on a parcel of land. A specialized survey called a Certified Survey Map (CSM) will split land once it is recorded with the Register of Deeds Office. A certified survey map constitutes property that has been surveyed by a Registered Land Surveyor and has been approved by appropriate units of government.
Addresses and Street names are assigned by various entities as follows:
All even numbered address can be found on the North and West side of a road. All odd numbered addresses can be found on the East and South sides of a road.
The location of an address can be found through the County interactive mapping page.
Assessors vary for individual municipalities. View a listing of assessors by municipality.
Building information can be found on the Kenosha County public access property inquiry page. More specific information can be obtained by contacting the local assessor.
The latest sale, including sale price, date of sale, document number recorded at the Register of Deeds Office, and the number of parcels included in the sale are found on the Kenosha County public access property inquiry page. Previous sales can be obtained by contacting the Land Information Office.
School District associated with lands can be viewed using the Kenosha County public access property inquiry page or the Kenosha County interactive mapping page.
Present real estate tax amounts and amounts for previous years can be found on the Kenosha County public access property inquiry page. Questions on tax delinquent properties and associated penalties can be determined by contacting the County Treasurer's Office.
Floodplain, soils, environmental corridors, watersheds, topography and other zoning related information may be obtained by contacting the various municipal planning departments. Some information may be found on the County interactive mapping page.
Copies of Subdivisions or Condominium Plats may be obtained through the Register of Deeds Office.
Voting information can be found in the County Clerk's Office.