Statutory Fees

Statutory Fees
Public Act 224 of 2016
Effective October 1, 2016
MCLA 600.2567 amended

Recording Fees:

  • $30.00 For entering and RECORDING any Deed, Mortgage, Lis Pendens, Certified Copy, or Other instrument.

 * $4.00 of this fee is deposited to the Michigan State Survey and Remonumentation (MSSR)fund.[The $4.00 MSSR fee is not assessed on Fixture Filings, State Liens, Federal Liens, MESC Liens, State Deeds, Plats or Tax Reversion Documents, MCLA 600.2567a (5)]

Assignment and Discharge Fees:
For any document which assigns or discharges more than one instrument:

  • $3.00 shall be added to the recording fee for each additional instrument so assigned or discharged.

A tax certificate must be obtained from the County Treasurer's Office prior to recording any of the following [MCLA 211.135]:

  • Warranty Deed
  • Any Deed which contains a covenant of warranty
  • Land Contract
  • Assignment of Land Contract with warranty clause
  • Master Deed for Condominium

Tax Certificates:

  • $5.00 for up to twenty-five (25) descriptions
  • 20¢ per additional description

Copy Fees:

  • Real Estate Record Copy     $1.00 per page
  • U.C.C. Record Copy               $1.00 per page

Certification Fee: 

  • $5.00 per document Fee for certification of any of the above copies. [To be eligible for certification, the document must be copied in its entirety by the Register of Deeds Office.]

Call the County to inquire about Tract Index Fees

U.C.C. Fees — Part 5 - Filing 
Effective October 1, 2016

Fees for filing and indexing

Financing Statement or Fixture Filing and any amendment hereto

MCL 440.9525(3)
[an amendment includes: amendment, assignment, continuation, release or termination of a filed / recorded instrument]

The fees do not apply to a mortgage that is effective as a financing statement filed as a fixture filing or as a financing statement covering as extracted collateral or timber to be cut under Section 9525(3)-recording and satisfaction fees that otherwise would be applicable to the record of the mortgage apply.

What is filed with the Register? MCL440 Sec. 9501
• As extracted collateral • Timber to be cut • Fixture filings

Documents filed with the Register of Deeds shall be recorded in the real property records contained in Section 47 of 1846 RS 65, MCL 565.47, notwithstanding the provisions for witnessing and acknowledgment.

 Foreclosure Deeds - Redemption

Act 538 of Public Acts 2004 
Effective March 30, 2005

The purchaser of a foreclosure deed shall attach an affidavit to be recorded with the foreclosure deed which states the exact amount required to redeem the property, including any per diem amounts. MCL 600.3140(2)

The register shall not determine the amount necessary for redemption of the foreclosed property. MCL 600.3140(3)