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Transfer Return

Fees

  • A transfer form and fee or exemption number is required for all conveyances EXCEPT when exemptions 1, 2r, 4, and 11 apply.
  • A submission of a completed electronic real estate transfer return and collection of the fee shall be a prerequisite for acceptance of the conveyance for recording.
  • No paper forms are accepted. The Electronic Real Estate Transfer Return (eRETR) is completed on line through the Wisconsin Department of Revenue: http://www.revenue.wi.gov.ust/retn3.html
  • The eRETR Receipt and all land conveyance documents must be presented to the Register of Deeds office TOGETHER to be recorded
  • The current fee rate is .30 PER $100 or $3.00 per $1,000 of value rounded off to the next higher hundred.
  • Deeds in fulfillment of a land contract dated prior to 12/17.71 are exempt from a fee.
  • Deeds in fulfillment of a Land Contract dated 12/17/71 to 8/31/81 inclusive are
    computed at $.10 per $100 or $1.00 per $1,000 of value.
  • Conveyances dated 9/1/81 or thereafter are computed at $.30 per $100 or
    $3.00 per $1,000 of value.

Link to electronic real estate transfer forms: 

https://www.revenue.wi.gov/retr/index.html