Schedule of Fees for Recording & Filing

Payment methods Include: Cash, Check or Credit Card (3% fee or minimum $2)

Recording Fees

Effective October 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan

The recording fee for a deed, mortgage, lis pendens or any other real estate instrument is-$30

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). The only exception is if a document is from the State of Michigan or a political subdivision of the State to a Land Bank Authority.

To certify a recorded document $5; copies remain at $1 per page.

If you have any questions, please contact your local Register of Deeds or refer to MCL 600.2567.

Certification of any of the above copies is $5.

Tax Certificates

Warranty Deeds, Master Deeds, Land Contracts or Assignment of Land Contracts, which contain a covenant of warrant, must have a tax certificate from the County Treasurer's Office (MCLA 211.135):

  • For up to 5 Descriptions - $5
  • Each Additional Description - $.20

Copies & Searches

Description of Pages or CertificatesFee
Copy, real estate records, per page$1
Copy, U.C.C. filing, per page$2
Copy, State or Federal Tax Lien, per page$1
Copy, Plats of Record, per page 8 1/2 by 11$1
State tax lien search certificate$1
Federal tax lien search certificate$6 per name searched
Expedited tax lien and U.C.C. search$6 per name searched
Financing statement search certificate (U.C.C.)1 debtor name - $6 per name searched

Fees For Searching The Personal Property Files

The information disclosed on UCC searches {personal property filings} will contain information regarding files in the Register's office through June 30, 2001. Effective July 1, 2001, realty related filings are recorded in the real estate index only and will not appear on searches done by this office.

Transfer Tax on Total Consideration

County or State Transfer TaxFee
County Transfer Tax$1.10 per $1,000
State Transfer Tax$7.50 per $1,000

State Transfer Tax became effective January 1, 1995

Uniform Commercial Code Fees

Filing a standard form 1 debt
Not Accepted
Assignment (separate form)
Not Accepted
Not Accepted
Continuation statement
Not Accepted
Release (partial)
Not Accepted
Fixture Filings
Standard form
Termination of fixture

Effective July 1, 2001

Act Number 348 Public Acts of 2000, as amended, Uniform Commercial Code, MCLA 440.9405, MSA 19.94005