Register of Deeds

Fee Schedule

Acceptable payment methods:  Cash, Check, Money Order, Debit and Credit Card.

Please make check for recording fees payable to Kalamazoo County Register of Deeds.

Recording Fees

  • $30.00 per document - MCL 600.2567(a)
  • Any document which assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument, $3.00 shall be added for each additional instrument so assigned or discharged - MCL 600.2567(b)

Copy and Search Fees

  • $1.00 per page - MCL 600.2567(c)
  • $5.00 a document for certification - MCL 600.2567(d)
  • $5.00 Plats of Record
  • $5.00 per search - MCL 600.2567(e)

Tax Fees (Please make checks payable to the appropriate Treasurer)

  • A Tax Certificate must be obtained from the County Treasurer's Office prior to recording any of the following (MCLA 211.135):
    • Warranty Deed
    • A deed which contains covenant warranty
    • Land Contract
    • Assignment of Land Contract with warranty clause
    • Master Deed
    • Amended Master Deed adding property to the Condo

Fee for tax certificate, up to 20 Tax ID Numbers, per document = $5.00

Each additional description = $.20

Properties located within the City of Kalamazoo must obtain an additional city tax certificate before receiving a tax certificate from the County Treasurer. 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.

  • Transfer Tax is calculated upon the sales price indicated on the deed; the sales price is rounded up to the next nearest $500 dollar increment.  (A house sold for $100,000.01 will use $100,500 for the sales price.)
    • County Transfer Tax Fee:  $1.10 per thousand dollar transaction
    • State Transfer Tax Fee: $7.50 per thousand dollar transaction

Contact Us

Meredith Place 
Clerk / Register of Deeds

John Curran
Chief Deputy Clerk / Register of Deeds 

Aneta Bailey
Deputy Register of Deeds 

Physical Address
201 West Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Phone: 269-383-8970
Hablo español

Fax: 269-384-8143

Office Hours
8:00am - 4:30pm Monday
8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesday
9:00am - 4:30pm Wednesday
8:00am - 4:30pm Thursday
8:00am - 4:30pm Friday

The Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office is available to process CPL applications between 8:00AM-4:00PM.

Closed on Holidays