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Register of Deeds

Please be aware that the Register of Deeds is currently undergoing a transition to a new software system. Until further notice, documents recorded prior to Oct 3, 2022, need to be searched using Eagle Recorder. Documents recorded Oct 3, 2022, forward must be searched in the Laredo and/or Tapestry system.

Welcome to the Kalamazoo County Register of Deeds website. The Register of Deeds is the keeper of the Public Record for land documents. The recording of your document, by this office, does not make your document legal. It makes your document public. The office of the Register of Deeds’ duty is to record, index into a searchable database, and to preserve these records and their integrity while protecting individual property rights, and to do so in a timely manner.

The Register of Deeds is a constitutional office established by the Michigan State Legislature as the custodian of legal documents pertaining to real property. These documents include Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Land Contracts, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Liens, Plats, Amendments and other miscellaneous documents designated by state law to be recorded by the Register of Deeds. After a document is recorded it is available to the public and can be reviewed and/or copied by anyone. 

Please be aware that pursuant to MCL 600.916(1), clerks are barred by law from giving legal advice or preparing legal documents.

Two Ways to Search County Land Records 24 Hours a Day!

Tapestry
  • Designed for the occasional users or those who want the freedom to search in all Fidlar counties
  • All you need is a web browser for 24 X 7 access to county land records. From the Tapestry web site, users can access information from ALL participating counties. Tapestry allows for both pay-as-you-go access, and an open account payment plan.
  • Benefits:
    • Extremely fast searching and viewing of images
    • 24/7 Remote Internet access
    • Search various parameters 
    • No additional fee to view documents
    • Support and training services available
  • Tapestry Cost Breakdown:
    • Index/Image Search - $6.95 per search
    • Grantor/Grantee
    • Beginning/Ending Date                    
    • Legal Description – Subdivision, Parcel ID, Metes & Bounds 
    • Document Type Categories
    • Print Copies - $1.00 per Page
    • Viewing images is included in the per search fee
  • Flexible Payment Options:
    • Pay-as-you-go with a credit card – Visa & MasterCard accepted
  • Get Started: Click the Tapestry button below and log on to begin your search.
Laredo
  • Designed for users who consistently search in KALAMAZOO COUNTY, MI
  • Fidlar Technologies has designed Laredo, a remote access product, with your objectives in mind. Laredo’s innovative technology and 24-hour access to the county’s land records allows you to obtain information faster and more efficiently.
  • Benefits:         
    • Extremely fast searching and viewing of images
    • Real time, 24 X 7 access
    • Customizable results screens
    • Same user interface used in the courthouse
    • Support and training services available
  • Kalamazoo County Cost Breakdown:
    • 0-250 minutes                  $75/mo             .30 per minute overage
    • 251-500 minutes              $125/mo           .25 per minute overage 
    • 501-1000 minutes            $195/mo           .20 per minute overage
    • 1001-2000 minutes          $295/mo           .15 per minute overage
    • Unlimited                         $400/mo    
    • Overage is per minute charge for each minute over the signed-up
    • Prints fees are $1.00 per page printed
  • To Sign Up: To become a Laredo Subscriber please contact the Kalamazoo County Register Office @ 269-383-8970.
  • For Laredo application as a fillable PDF, click here.
  • To Search: Once you have signed up, and have been issued a username and password, Click the Laredo button below. Ready, Set, Search!

 

Property Fraud Alert for Kalamazoo County

A free service that is now available! Sign up by entering your personal and/or business name and you will be notified when a document is recorded with your name match.

Contact Us

Meredith Place 
Clerk / Register of Deeds
Email

Elizabeth Byrd
Chief Deputy Clerk / Register of Deeds 
Email

Aneta Bailey
Deputy Register of Deeds 
Email 

Physical Address
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Phone: 269-383-8970
Fax: 269-384-8143

Deeds@kalcounty.com

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Closed on Holidays

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