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Certificate of Trust Existence and Authority

A certificate of trust existence and authority contains specific information about an existing trust agreement. According to § 565.435 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, a “purchaser or other party relying upon the information contained in a recorded certificate of trust existence and authority shall be afforded the same protection as is provided to a subsequent purchaser in good faith.”

Note that under § 565.433, only settlor or grantor; an attorney for the settlor, grantor, or trustee; or an officer of a banking institution or an attorney if then acting as a trustee may sign the form if it pertains to real property.

Sign the completed form in a notary’s presence, then submit it to the county register of deeds office for recording.


Certificate of Trust Form

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