200 W Michigan Avenue
Grayling, MI 49738-1741
Crawford County Clerk and Register of Deeds
The mission of the Crawford County Clerk and staff is to maintain the integrity of Crawford County vital records and elections and provide other quality services to the public. We will utilize the best available technology while maintaining a friendly customer-oriented office.
History Of The Crawford County Clerk's Office
The duties of the county clerk/register of deeds have roots back to the times of the Magna Carta in England.
Historically, state government has placed the responsibilities of receiving, storing, retrieving and safeguarding the public records upon the county's clerk and register of deeds by statute.
These duties consist of maintaining all circuit court legal records, registration of some business entities, recording military DD 214 forms for our veterans, processing license applications to carry concealed pistols, and all records relating to birth, death, and marriage, occurring in Crawford County.
In addition, the Clerk also acts as clerk to all official county boards, including the Board of Commissioners and Elections Commission.
Some of the millions of documents safeguarded by the Crawford County Clerk/Register of Deeds date back to 1879, the year Crawford County was organized.
The offices of county clerk and county register of deeds are combined as allowed by law and is one of 31 Michigan counties to operate a combined office.
Crawford County Register of Deeds is responsible for the recording and management of all real estate documents per year with literally thousands of documents stored dating back to the original U.S. government land patent.
Crawford County's current Clerk/Register of Deeds, Sandra Moore has served as Clerk/Register since 1995. Ms. Moore is assisted by Karen Ayers - Chief Deputy Clerk, Bonnie Cherven - Chief Deputy Register of Deeds and Sarah Medler - Deputy Circuit Court Clerk
The County Clerk/Register of Deeds is the general recorder for numerous official County records.
Vital Records handles records of birth, death and divorce; concealed weapons permits, marriage licenses, registration of DD214 (discharge from military) Notary and Passports.
Legal Records handles the filing of all civil cases over $25,000 for the 46th Judicial Circuit Trial Court and processes all felony criminal cases bound over from District Court. Also processes appeals from other agencies such as Probate Court, MESC and driver's license restoration cases and provides personal protection orders. Other activities include processing of change of venue cases to and from Crawford County Circuit Court, collecting bond money for criminal and civil cases, handling new attorney admissions to the State Bar, releasing certificates for construction liens, issuing veteran's vending permits, and managing record traffic control orders.
Register of Deeds serves as the repository for real and personal property documents. The Register of Deeds records, indexes and provides access to land transactions such as deeds, mortgages, etc., and certain personal property filings known as UCC transactions, oil and gas, mineral rights, liens.
Below are application forms in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format that may be downloaded to your computer.
You must have to open and read these files. This is a free download from the Adobe site. Click on the Adobe Gif to download this reader.
To download the form right click on the link and save as to your
computer and print them out for your use.
Application for Crawford CO Board Position Appointment
On January 12, 2004, the Crawford County Clerk / Register of Deeds Office converted to a new hardware and software package to handle all documents processed by her office. The software package was purchased from Eagle Computer Systems (a Division of Tyler Technologies). This software has many updated features which will allow the processing of documents to be integrated into one package. The deeds office will no longer have to spend hours of time microfilming documents and these documents will be available for viewing at the public work stations within the Clerk/Register of Deeds Office. All information from the retired New World System and CherryLAN Deeds Package has been converted to the new software and this data is available.
On June 1st,2013, The Crawford County Clerk / Register of Deeds Office updated their software to a new updated version of Eagle Recorder Software. This software is a major upgrade and information from this office is available on the Internet.
The web access link is: http://recording.crawfordco.org
Link to Information on new software
The Clerk's office is now able to take credit card payments through Government Payment Services. You must have a valid Master Card, VISA, Discover, or American Express card. Please Click on the Credit Card Icon for information on these services.
Crawford County Internet Website [URL: http://www.crawfordco.org/]
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