Plat Book Information

2022-23 County Plat Book is in Progress!

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It is that exciting time again where the Bayfield County Land Records Department is creating a new county plat book and we want you to advertise with us! If you are interested, please email us!

2016-17 Plat Book Available!

The 2016-17 edition of the Bayfield County Plat Book is available. The price for this 196 page booklet is $20 (plus $12.00 for shipping if ordered online or with the mail-in order form). Older versions of our plat books are also available for $10 each (years 2002, 2006, 2011, 2013 available).


Plat Book Overview

Starting in 2001, Bayfield County began to publish its own plat books. These plat books are unique in that they are digitally produced and contain many improvements over past booklets, including:

  • Accurate assignment of road names and address numbers to reflect Bayfield County’s emergency rural address numbering system
  • Accurate portrayal of parcels based on current parcel mapping records
  • A comprehensive index to parcel ownership based on recent tax information
  • Additional indexes, government directory, and small tract index
  • Greater and more effective use of color
  • More conveniently-sized booklet


The 2016-17 Bayfield County Plat Book has been updated and includes many enhancements, such as:

  • 11 inches by 17 inches size allows maps to be 14% larger
  • Binding on the 17 inches side of the book
  • Updated Bayfield County government directory
  • Incorporated suggested improvements received from past plat book users
  • All parcel owners are in the book (including cities of Bayfield and Washburn)
  • 2015 aerial photos with latitude / longitude grid and enhanced color
  • 50-foot interval contour lines, section corner and survey records
  • Featured lakes with depth contours and public access points
  • Forest crop land and managed forest land (open status only)
  • Illustration of all parcels in the unincorporated areas of Bayfield County
  • Myriad of updates to reflect property configuration and ownership
  • Owners and address index in the back of the book
  • Roadways and lakes index in the back of the book
  • Small tract index is on the same page as the map
  • Road maps of the Cities of Washburn and Bayfield

Plat Book Sneak Peek

Ordering Information

The current 2016-17 Bayfield County Plat Book is available at a cost of $20. For mail and online ordering, please add $12.00 per book. Therefore, the total cost for each plat book is $32.00 ($20 plus $12.00 for shipping).

Older versions of our plat books are also available for $10 each; years 2006, 2011, and 2013-2014 are available ($10 plus $12.00 for shipping).

Please note that the Bayfield County Plat Book and Land Atlas is fully protected under U.S. copyright law. Reproduction / redistribution of the CD version is expressly prohibited, as is the sale of reproductions of images.

Ways to Order

Bayfield Count plat books can be ordered by the following methods:

  • Online: Complete the online order form and credit card payment.
  • By Mail: Print and mail the order form to the Land Records Department, 117 E 5th Street, Washburn, WI 54891; be sure to include check payment.
  • In Person: Pick up a plat book directly from the Land Records Department in Washburn, WI. Cash, check, or credit card payment methods are accepted.

If you have any questions, please call us at 715-373-6156 or email us.


See the table below for a listing of businesses that also sell Bayfield County plat books at convenient locations throughout the area. Contact the business first to make sure they have enough plat books in stock for purchase.

Business NameAddressPhone
Bear Country52150 Wisconsin Avenue
Drummond, WI 54832
Cable Area Chamber of Commerce13380 County Highway M
Cable, WI 54821
Jim’s Bait Store2995 Lake Road
Barnes, WI 54873
Johnson’s Store8875 State Highway 13
Port Wing, WI 54865
Midland Brule Store13995 E U.S. Highway 2
Brule, WI 54820
Midland Iron River Store7990 U.S. Highway 2
Iron River, WI 54847
O’Brien’s C-Store7755 U.S. Highway 2
Iron River, WI 54847
PJ’s Cabin Store1040 Lake Road
Barnes, WI 54873
River Rock Inn1200 W Lake Shore Drive
Ashland, WI 54806
Superieur Petrol407 Rittenhouse Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814

Historic Plat Books Available in Land Records

We have a variety of historic plat books available for viewing in the Land Records office.

All Plat Books Available for Viewing in the Land Records Department:

To purchase copies of books from 1954-1998, please visit the Rockford Map Publishers website. For copies of books from 2006-2016, contact Bayfield County Land Records.

1930 Wisconsin State Atlas

The 1930's Wisconsin State Atlas is available for purchase by page via the Historic Map Works website. Please follow payment directions to request a copy.