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Cheboygan County, Michigan

Recorder Offices


Cheboygan Register of Deeds

870 S Main St / PO Box 70, Cheboygan, Michigan 49721

8:00am - 4:30pm M-F

Phone: (231) 627-8866 & 627-8820


Register of Deeds

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Michigan - Cheboygan County Recorder Information

The County Clerk/Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Cheboygan County.

Recording Fees

Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30.00 to record, this cost is inclusive of the 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).

A tax certificate must be obtained before a warranty deed, any deed with a covenant of warranty, a land contract, or an assignment of land contract with a warranty clause can be recorded. Tax certificates are $5 for up to 25 parcel (tax ID) numbers. Each parcel over 25 is $0.20.

Transfer tax is collected on the total value of the land being transferred, unless it is exempt. If there is an exemption, it must be stated on the instrument.
The county transfer tax is 55 cents per $500 of consideration.
The state transfer tax is $3.75 per $500 of consideration.

Document Formatting Requirements

* A document submitted for recording needs to be legible. Use 10 point font in black ink. Paper should be at least 8.5 x 11 inches and not larger than 8.5 x 14 inches. White paper of at least 20 lb. weight will help to ensure legible results.

* Original signatures are required. Print or type the corresponding name beneath signatures. Names printed in the notary acknowledgment and beneath signatures should match.

* At the top of the first page, provide a blank margin of 2.5 inches. All other margins should be at least 1/2 an inch.
* On the first line of print on the first page, provide a document title. This should identify the recordable event.

* Any instrument conveying or mortgaging property should state the marital status of all male grantors or mortgagors.

* Provide the grantee's address in a document of conveyance.

* A legal description is required. This can be contained in the document or included as an attachment. A tax parcel ID or a street address is not a legal description. The full legal description must be included when applicable. "Tax" legal descriptions are not accepted. This is the legal description on the tax bill or the one from the township/city/village. The only legal descriptions accepted are ones from a previous deed or survey. Tax legal descriptions are incomplete and incorrect. They are for the assessor's use only.

* Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate in Michigan require acknowledgment by a judge, clerk of a court of record, or a notary public in the state of Michigan. A common error is to incorrectly fill in the venue and the notary acknowledgment. The venue, which usually appears above the notary acknowledgment statement, is the county and state where the document was executed. The county and state in the venue must be filled in and must coincide with the county and state in which the notary commission is acting.

* The name and address of the preparer of the document should be given on the first page of documents executed in Michigan. If the document is prepared by a company, an individual's name is still needed.

* When "survivor" is indicated on a document, a certified copy of the death certificate or proof of death must be recorded or have been recorded. This should be referenced by liber and page on relevant documents.

TRANSFER TAX

Any deed or easement that has a consideration will have state and county transfer tax due at the time of recording.

Transfer tax is determined by the consideration listed in the deed, unless exemptions are stated. State transfer tax is not due on deeds executed prior to January 1, 1995 or if the deed is given upon the payoff of a land contract that was executed prior to the same date. Either the liber/page and date of the land contract must be stated on the deed or the exemptions must be stated. Transfer tax affidavits are not entered into the public record.