Register of Deeds office maintains an index
and copy of all recorded documents
pertaining to property located within the
Tract Index Fee:
$16.00 / hour
Records On File For
Effective OCTOBER 1, 2016 in the
State of Michigan
Regardless of the number of
pages, all documents will cost $30.00
to record, this cost is inclusive of
Michigan Remonumentation and Register of
Deeds Automation fees.
document that assigns or discharges more
than 1 instrument, $3.00 for each
instrument assigned or discharged (in
addition to the $30.00 flat fee).
For documents which contain a
covenant of warranty, Warranty Deeds,
Covenant Deeds, Land Contracts or
Assignment of Land Contracts, $5.00 to
certify (in addition to the $30.00 flat
Remember -- transfer tax is
still separate from all of these fees.
Checks should be made payable to
the Houghton County Register of Deeds.
The $4.00 M.S.S.R. is not assessed on
Fixture Fillings, State and Federal Liens,
State Deeds, Plats, or Treasurer’s tax
Search & Copy Fees
State Tax Lien Certificate Search
Federal Tax Lien Certificate Search
$3.00/ name search
Real estate record copy
$105.00 under 16 years of
age valid for 5 years: 15 and under need
both parents signatures and birth record
along with old passport if renewing. Ages 16
and 17 must have one parent sign. 16 years
and older valid for 10 years cost $135.00.