Register of Deeds

Mission, Vision, Values


Why do we exist?
To help customers and encourage their trust in government.

What do we do?
Create and preserve land records of the past, present and future.


How will we succeed?
Exceed the expectations of our customers in every aspect of service.
Be creative, strategic, and forward thinking leaders to continually improve.
Create a positive, caring and engaging environment for our employees and the public.
Be conscientious of taxpayer resources.


How do we behave?
We provide excellent customer service.
We value people.
We seek input from others.
We are accountable.


Document Cost

Effective October 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan

Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30 to record, this cost is inclusive of Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees. For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument $3 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30 flat fee). To certify a recorded document $5; copies remain at $1 per page. Transfer Tax fees and the $5 Treasurer's Tax Certification fee is still due for those documents that require it.