FAQs

Q: How can I obtain a copy of a recorded document?
A: You can do a Grantor/Grantee name search from 1983 to present, with data only, no images.
Perform an online search
  
Advanced searching must be done in the office and you will need names, property description, and/or pin point description on map. Once you have obtained the Liber and Page of document, a copy can be faxed or emailed.  Forms to fax or email are available by clicking on the links located on the left side of this page. 
  
Fax and email fees: $3.00 for 1st page, $1.00 each additional page
In office copy fees: $1.00 per page

Q:
What payment methods do you accept?
A: Cash, check, and credit cards.

Q:
Do you prepare documents or have forms?
A: The Register of Deeds does not prepare documents or have forms. Some forms may be obtained from an office supply store, but they must meet State of Michigan recording requirements. If you need assistance, you may want to seek legal counsel.   

Q: Can I record a TRUE COPY court document?
A: No. Court documents must be certified with the court seal to be recorded.  Death Certificates must be certified with the Clerk’s seal.

Q:
Can I record a copy of a document?
A: No, only documents with the original signatures can be recorded. 

Q: Do you have standard document requirements?
A: Yes, the State of Michigan has requirements, which can be viewed in the Recordings tab. 

Q: When was my house built?
A: Our office deals with real estate, not the dwelling, so we are unable to answer that. Please check with your township, city, village, or the State Archives. 

Q: How do I search for a deed?
A: You can do a Grantor/Grantee name search from 1983 to present, with data only, no images.
Perform an online search.
  
Advanced searching must be done in the office and you will need names, property description, and/or pin point description on map. Once you have obtained the Liber and Page of document, a copy can be faxed or emailed.  Forms to fax or email are available by clicking on the links located on the left side of this page. 

Fax and email fees: $3.00 for 1st page, $1.00 each additional page
In office copy fees: $1.00 per page
  
Q: My spouse died, how do I remove him/her from the deed?
A: Record a certified copy of your spouses death certificate, that will act as removing him/her from the deed. You will not receive a new deed.

Q:
Do I have lake rights, any easements, or a joint driveway agreement on my property?
A: If you received Title Insurance when you purchased the property, the Title Company has already researched your property and you will want to check your policy or contact the Title Insurance Company. If you come into the office with the legal description of property, and/or pick out property on a map, our staff will be set you up to research our records.