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Houghton County Register of Deeds

Houghton County Register of Deeds

Houghton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931

 

CONTACTS / PERSONNEL

Jennifer Lorenz - Register of Deeds
Mary Ann Krug - Deputy Register
Linda Fredrickson - Senior Accounts Processor
Renee Cunningham - Senior Accounts Processor

 

PHONE

906.482.1311

FAX

906-483-0364

HOURS

Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

EMAIL CONTACTS

countyclerk@houghtoncounty.net; Jennifer Lorenz

 
The Register of Deeds office maintains an index and copy of all recorded documents pertaining to property located within the county.
  • Tract Index Fee: $16.00 / hour

Records On File For Houghton County

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Miscellaneous
  • Land Corners
  • Plats
  • Surveys

Recording Fees

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.

For a 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 fee).

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 reversion documents.

Search & Copy Fees

State Tax Lien Certificate Search 
$3.00/ name search

Federal Tax Lien Certificate Search 
$3.00/ name search

Real estate record copy 
$1.00/ page

Plat copy 
$2.00/ page

Passports

$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.

Additional Resources

  • Property Fraud Alert (FREE SERVICE)
    According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. Jennifer Lorenz, Houghton County Clerk/Register of Deeds has taken a proactive step in providing a FREE online automated service in which property owners can sign up to have their name monitored to track possible fraudulent activity.

    Signing up with Property Fraud Alert (PFA) takes a few moments and participants will be notified via email or phone, or BOTH, only when the exact name they have provided is listed on a recorded document. You can sign up with multiple names.

  • Land Records
    Tapestry is an on-demand service designed for occasional users. All documents are available from August 1995 to present. Users pay $6.95 per search and $1.00 per page for each document PRINTED. Documents can be viewed at no charge. No user agreement is required and there is no recurring expense other than search and document charges.

  • Public Record Search
    Laredo is a subscription based service for professionals that allows users to search the Houghton County Official Public Record with the same software that is available in the county office. For a monthly fee, users will be able to search records from the comfort of their home or office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 
 
 

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Property Tax Information

 
 

Foreclosed Tax Sales

 
 

 

8-8-17 CCISD Election Summary and Statement of Votes Cast

Proposed Houghton County Jail Addition

5-2-17 Special Election Summary and Statement of Votes Cast

Statement of Votes Cast 11.08.16 General Election

11-8-2016 General Election Results

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Houghton County Courthouse
401 East Houghton Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931

 

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