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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



Jennifer Lorenz - Register of Deeds
Mary Ann Krug - Deputy Register
Linda Fredrickson - Senior Accounts Processor
Rebecca Wakeham - Senior Accounts Processor







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

EMAIL CONTACTS; 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


$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.


All Department Contacts


Land Records Search


Online Payment System


Property Tax Information


Foreclosed Tax Sales



Board of Commissioners 2017 Regular Meeting Schedule

Statement of Votes Cast 11.08.16 General Election

11-8-2016 General Election Results

2016 General Primary Election Summary Report

May 2016 Election Results



Houghton County Courthouse
401 East Houghton Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931


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