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The fee for recording any document with the Register of Deeds is $30. This fee was established October 1, 2016 and is located at MCL 600.2567. Several other sections of law regarding documents recorded with the Register of Deeds refer to this section for the recording fee. These include: MCL 570.254; MCL 211.666; MCL 211.685; MCL 421.15; MCL 440.9525; MCL 205.25; and MCL 560.241. These sections of law can be reviewed on the Michigan Legislature website: www.legislature.mi.gov.

Court Action Deed

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Law Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Date of document
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8, MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(b)(c)
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)(b)(c)
Certified copy from the Court including certification and seal

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Government Land Patents

Original land patent or certified copy of original land patent from the U.S. Government (MCLA 565.301)

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Master Deed

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Date of document
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8, MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(b)(c)
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203

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Quit Claim Deed

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Date of document
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8, MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(b)(c)
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (a)(b)(c)

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Sheriff's Deed Chapter 31 & 32 (MCLA 600.3101 - 600.3280)

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Date of document
Legal description
Amount property sold for at auction
Statement of the auctioneer (Deputy Sheriff) signed and notarized MCLA 565.8
Soldiers and sailors affidavit (if applicable) non-military affidavit signed and notarized MCLA 565.8
Publication notice (affidavit of publisher) signed and notarized with newspaper clipping MCLA 565.8
Affidavit of posting signed and notarized MCLA 565.8
Redemption period statement signed and notarized by Deputy Sheriff MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)(b)(c)

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State Treasurer Deeds

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Date of document
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec 1 (a)(b)(c)

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Tax Deeds

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Date of document
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)(b)(c)

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Trust and Trust Action Deeds

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Date of document
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8, MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(b)(c)
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 (a) (e)

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Warranty Deeds

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Date of document
Legal description A.G. Opinion 6319
Tax Certificate MCLA 211.135
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1(a), MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)(b)(c)

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Mortgages Assumptions

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Other party (mortgage holder) and address
Cross reference to original document being assumed (original liber/page or document number)
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203

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Release/Discharges

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Mortgagor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Mortgagee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Cross reference to original document being assumed (original liber/page or document number)
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec 1 (a)(b)(c)

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Discharge By Affidavit

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Mortgagor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male mortgagors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Mortgagee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Cross reference to original document being assumed (original liber/page or document number)
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (a)(b)(c)

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Land Contract Given as Security

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Legal description A.G. Opinion 6319
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (a)(b)(c)

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Mortgages

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Mortgagor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Mortgagee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)(b)(c)

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Subordination

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Other party and address
Legal description
Needs 1-2 cross references (liber/pages or document numbers)
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8, MCL 565.201 Sec. 1(b)(c)
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201a Sec. 1a, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)(b)(c)

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Partial Release / Partial Discharge

RequirementsMichigan Compiled Laws Citation
FROM party and address (Grantor) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)
Marital status of all male grantors MCLA 565.221
TO party and address (Grantee) MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)
Cross reference to original document being released (original liber/page or document number)
Legal description
Signatures notarized MCLA 565.8, MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(b)(c)
Person who prepared document and address MCLA 565.201A, MCLA 565.203
Name printed or typed under each original signature MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (a)(b)(c)

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