REGISTER OF DEEDS
the Register of Deeds Office
Nagel was appointed by Governor Doyle on June
1, 2005. Prior to that she had been the Chief Deputy since Jan. 1, 2001,
she was then elected by the people of Crawford County in 2006.
Melissa is a lifelong resident of Crawford County. She likes to spend her
spare time horseback riding and enjoying the outdoors with her friends
and family. Melissa is looking forward to serving the community for many
years to come.
Melissa has one deputy to
help with the indexing of documents and issuing of vital records.
Jennifer Kozelka is the Chief Deputy and is looking forward to helping
further our advancement into the technological world.
The Register of Deeds Office
records any and all documents that pertain to land within the county,
they also file, index and create certified copies of all birth, marriage
and death records that occur within the county. For information on
recording fees please visit the news portion of the webpage. If you
would like to order a vital record please print out the designated form
on the forms page and send it along with a check or money order to the
office. We process vital record request the day we receive the request.
In June of 2001, the
Register of Deeds office started optical imaging of all documents. This
allows all of the documents from that point on accessible via the
internet. Currently we are working on back scanning historical
documents, making even more available over the net. This advancement
will make it possible for our customers to get the information they need
while at their computers at home. It is our goal to provide efficient
and friendly service to our customers from in and out of Crawford
Crawford County is one of
the oldest counties in the state and it's county seat is Prairie du
Chien, the second oldest city in the state. Prairie du Chien's
beginnings started around Fort Crawford and the American Fur Trade. The
Dousman family, Wisconsin's first millionaires, headed up the fur trade
in this region. The family home "The Villa Louis" is a State Historical
Site located in Prairie du Chien on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Click here to
learn more about tourism in Crawford County.....
8:00 to 4:30 Monday – Friday
Genealogy hours are 9:00 am to 4:00
pm - Monday thru Friday.
All documents from June of 2001 are available via the
Jennifer Kozelka, Chief Deputy
Crawford County Register of Deeds
225 North Beaumont Road,
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821