Fee Schedule

Fees for Recording Documents

Payment methods: cash (in-person, only), check, and credit (Visa, MasterCard and Discover, only).

Recording Fees

For entering and recording a Deed, Mortgage, Lis Pendens, UCC / Fixture Filing or any other instrument:

  • $30 per document
  • For any document which assigns or discharges more than one instrument: $3 must be added to the recording fee for each additional instrument assigned or discharged.

Transfer Tax on Total Consideration

  • County Transfer Tax = $1.10 per $1,000
  • State Transfer Tax = $7.50 per $1,000

State Transfer Tax became effective January 1, 1995

Tax Certificates

Warranty Deeds, Master Deeds, Land Contracts or Assignment of Land Contracts, which contain a covenant of warrant, must have a tax certificate from the County Treasurer’s Office (MCLA 211.135):

  • Up to 5 Descriptions: $5
  • Each Additional Description: $0.20

Fees for Copies & Searches

Copy - Real & Personal Property Document - In-Person or by mail, per page $1
Copy - Real & Personal Property Document - Online, per page $1.20
Copy - State or Federal Tax Lien $1
Copy - Plats (Recorded Subdivision) - per page $2
Certification of any copies $5
Federal tax lien search certificate $3
Financing statement search certificate (U.C.C.) - 1 debtor name
State tax lien search certificate $3

Recording Fee Change

Effective on October 1, 2016, all documents now cost $30 to record regardless of the number of pages. For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument $3 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30 flat fee). To certify a recorded document $5; copies remain at $1 per page. Recording fees are set by the Michigan Legislature. Public Acts 224 through 232 of 2016 have set the new fees.

By law this change applies to all counties in the State of Michigan except Wayne County.