Polk County: Register in Probate

Register in Probate/
Probate Registrar/
Probate Court Commissioner

Jenell L. Anderson
Polk County Justice Center
1005 W. Main Street, Suite 500
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

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Office Hours:
8:30 AM- 4:30 PM Monday-Friday
Closed Legal Holidays
(Appointments are encouraged)


The mission of the Register in Probate is to provide the circuit courts, attorneys and general public with courteous, professional and proficient services that facilitate all proceedings managed by the Probate Branch of the circuit courts.

The Register in Probate manages all formal probate files and administrative proceedings, wills filed for safekeeping, trusts, guardianships, conservatorships, protective placements, civil commitments (mental, alcohol, and drug), and adoptions filed with the Probate Court.  The Register in Probate is responsible for recording all documents and proceedings in Probate Court, creating a court record or history of all proceedings from beginning to final disposition.

The Probate Registrar handles the administration of informal probate proceedings, testate and intestate.   An informal proceeding is administration of a decedent’s estate without exercise of continuous supervision by the Court.

Legal Advice:   The Register in Probate office cannot give legal advice.  Please contact an attorney if you have legal questions or call the Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-362-9082.


Frequently Asked Questions
Probate Fee Schedule
Testamentary Trust Termination



Polk County Local Court Rules
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access
Wisconsin Circuit Court Forms
Wisconsin Estate Recovery Program
Adoption Records Search Program
Coalition Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG) – Guardianship Support Center
Wisconsin Register in Probate Association
Wisconsin State Historical Society (genealogy)
Wisconsin State Law Library
Understanding Guardianships: A Handbook for Guardians

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