A tax certificate must be obtained from the County Treasurer’s office prior to recording any of the following (MCLA 211.135):
A DEED which contains a covenant of warranty
PURCHASERS AGREEMENT of a Land Contract to an individual
Fee for tax certificate:
For up to 15 descriptions
Each additional description
Properties located within the City of Kalamazoo must obtain an additional city tax certificate. The Kalamazoo City Treasurer's office handles this function. Contact them at Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 W South St, Kalamazoo MI 49007, or by phone at 269-337-8036. The fee for a city tax certificate is $10.00.
MICHIGAN REAL ESTATE TRANSFER TAXES
A written instrument subject to the tax imposed by MCL 207.505 sec. 5 and MCL 207.526 sec. 6 shall state on its face the TOTAL CONSIDERATION of the real property, or a Real Estate Transfer Valuation Affidavit shall be filed. (See acts for details).
Transfer tax imposed by each act shall be collected unless the transfer is exempt from either or both acts and such exemptions are stated on the face of the document.
The tax shall be upon the person who is the seller or the grantor.
If the value of the real estate transferred is $100.00 or more, payment of State and County transfer tax is required.
Rate of County tax: $ .55 per $500 & under or fraction thereof
Rate of State tax: $3.75 per $500 & under or fraction thereof
In the case of an exchange of two properties, the deeds transferring title to each are subject to tax, and in each case shall be computed on the basis or the actual value of the property conveyed.
Conveyances affecting property situated in more than one county must state the portion of the sales price attributable to each parcel lying in the separate counties and transfer tax must be paid to each county for that portion of the sale price.
No fee is charged for filing the “Real Estate Transfer Valuation Affidavit”, but the instrument should state that a real estate valuation affidavit is being filed.
COPIES AND SEARCHES
Copy, real estate records, per page
Copy, U.C.C. filing, per page
Copy, State or Federal Tax Lien, per page
Copy, Plats of Record
Fee for certification of any of the above copies per page
State tax lien search certificate
Federal tax lien search certificate
Financing statement (U.C.C.) search certificate:
1 debtor name, with social security number or TIN
1 debtor name, without social security number of TIN
UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE FEES
Under Act No. 348 Public Acts of 2000
Part 5 - Filing
Effective July 1, 2001
Filing and indexing:
Financing statement of up to 100 pages in length containing 1 or 2 names to be indexed.
Additional fee for records submitted in a form other than the form contained in Sec. 9521(1) or 9521 (2)
Additional fee if the record contains more than 100 pages
Additional fee (per/name after 2) if more than 2 names are required to be indexed
Fees for searches and copies:
Request for a search of the records including issuing a certificate describing each presently effective record filed concerning the debtor.
Additional fee if the certificate discloses more than 100 presently effective records concerning the debtor
Additional fee if the person requests expediting the regular search process