Register of Deeds
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.
History Of The Crawford County Clerk and Register of Deeds 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.
Web Access to Clerk / Register of Deeds Information
Note: You must contact the Chief Deputy Register of Deeds Bonnie Cherven at email to receive and pay for all copies of documents
Register of Deeds Office
County Clerk & Register of Deeds
Phone: (989) 344-3200
Chief Deputy Register of Deeds
200 W Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone: (989) 348-2841
Fax: (989 344-3223
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
(closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch)