Register of Deeds Office

Sandra Moore
County Clerk & Register of Deeds
Email
Phone: (989) 344-3200

Bonnie Cherven
Chief Deputy Register of Deeds
Email

Michele Miller
Deputy Clerk
Email

Office

200 W Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone: (989) 348-2841
Fax: (989 344-3223
Email

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
(closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch)

RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

1.      Signatures must be original and names must be typed, stamped or printed beneath all written signatures.  MCLA 565.201 (a)(e)

  1. No discrepancy in the names shall exist between the printed names of such person, as appears either in the signature, the acknowledgment or jurat. MCLA 565.201 (b)
  1. Instruments conveying or mortgaging any interest in real estate shall state the marital status of any male grantors. MCLA 565.221
  1. The addresses of all parties must appear on any instrument by which title to any interest therein is conveyed, assigned, encumbered or otherwise disposed of. MCLA 565.201 (a) (f)
  1. The name and address of the person who drafted the document must appear on the documents executed in Michigan. MCLA 565.201A, 565.203
  1. Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate executed in Michigan must have an acknowledgment by a notary public. MCLA 565.8
  1. A certified copy of the death certificate or proof of death must be recorded when the instrument of conveyance states “survivor” in the grantor’s section. MCLA 565.48
  1. Court orders must be certified and sealed by the clerk of the court to be eligible for recording. MCLA 565.401, 565.411
  1. There must be sufficient space available on the document to apply the recording information or an additional page fee must be paid.
  1. THE DEFINITION OF A PAGE:  One side of a single sheet of paper not larger than 8 1/2” x 14” with print not smaller than 8 point type (9 lines per inch), which shall be legible and on paper of not less than 13 (17 x 220500) pound weight. MCLA 565.201 (g)

RECORDING FEES

  •  Effective on October 1st, 2016, all documents will cost $ 30.00 to record regardless of the number of pages.
  • For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument $ 3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $ 30.00 flat fee
  • To certify a recorded document $ 5.00; copies remain at $ 1.00 per page
  • Recording fees are set by the Michigan Legislature. Public acts 224 through 232 of 2016 have set the new fees.
  • By law this change applies to all counties in the State of Michigan except Wayne County.

 

Register of Deeds Office

Sandra Moore
County Clerk & Register of Deeds
Email
Phone: (989) 344-3200

Bonnie Cherven
Chief Deputy Register of Deeds
Email

Michele Miller
Deputy Clerk
Email

Office

200 W Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738
Phone: (989) 348-2841
Fax: (989 344-3223
Email

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
(closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch)