How do I obtain a copy of my recorded real estate document.

Copies of recorded real estate documents may be acquired in one of the following ways:

Online Using Our Tapestry Application

Use the Tapestry application to search our archive and print your document from the convenience of your home or office computer. Step-by-step instruction guide (PDF).

Tapestry Costs: $8.75 per search. To print, costs are $1.50 for the first page of a document and $1.00 for each additional page. Certified copies are not available via Tapestry, and must be ordered directly from the Portage County Register of Deeds office.

  1. Go to
  2. Click "Search Now!" to begin your search session.
  3. Select State (Wisconsin) and County (Portage).
  4. Enter the search criteria. The click "Search".

Note: Each time you click "Search", a charge will be incurred.

You will need to accept a user agreement and enter your credit card information to pay for your session. Upon approval of a $30.00 credit authorization, you will be forwarded to a search results screen where you may view and/or print any document associated with the name you have entered. Upon completion of your session, the $30.00 authorization will be reduced to the actual charges incurred during your session.

For additional information see Tapestry FAQs
Note: Tapestry is not designed to conduct complex searches. Contact the Register of Deeds office at (715) 346-1428 if you have trouble and need assistance locating a record using Tapestry.

By Mail

All requests will be processed on the date received by our office. Document copies are mailed via first-class mail on the next business day. 

To request a document, mail a written request to:

Portage County Register of Deeds
1516 Church St.
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Requests must including all of th the following:

  • The type of document you are seeking (and the recorded Document Number, if you have it)
  • Specify if you would like a certified copy (must include additional $1 fee for certification)
  • Your full name
  • Property address
  • Telephone number
  • Check payable to “Portage County Register of Deeds” for the cost of your request. See Fees & Costs.

In Person

Visit the Register of Deeds office during normal business hours.

Monday through Friday 
7:30 am to 4:30 pm
(Except Holidays)

Fees & Costs

For an exact price quote, please contact the Register of Deeds offfice at (715) 346-1348
Copy charge: $2 for the first page $1 for each additional page of the same document.
Certification: $1 per document (optional, please specify if you would like a certified copy).

Historical Research Requests

Searches of real estate ownership dating back many years through a succession of owners require an appointment made at least 24-hours in advance. Searches of this nature can be very complex and may require many hours of research. Register of Deeds staff will provide guidance to help you use the archive but cannot do the research for you.
We are unable to accommodate visitors without an appointment.

Access to Records for Professional Searches

Laredo is a subscription-based service with a monthly fee paid to the Portage County Register of Deeds for access to Portage County real estate records. This solution is intended for use by real estate professionals and other industry partners that conduct a significant number of real estate searches, and need access to document images on a regular basis. Email the Portage County Register of Deeds Office to establish a subscription.

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