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The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Dickinson County.
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).
Photocopies are $1 per page and certified copies are $1 per document.
Transfer tax rates for deeds and easements with a consideration of $100 or more are $1.10 per $1,000 for Dickinson County and $7.50 per $1,000 for the State of Michigan.
Warranty deeds, land contracts or an assignment thereof, or deeds that contain a covenant of warranty must have a tax certification from the County Treasurer's Office. The charge for this service is $5.00.
It is important to note that only original documents can be recorded. To add or delete a person from a deed, a new document must be created. Use the following guidelines to prepare a document.
1. Submit a legible document to be recorded. Use black ink with a font size of at least 12 point. The document must be printed on white paper that is at least 20# weight. The paper size should not be smaller than 8.5 x 11 inches or larger than 8.5 x 14 inches.
2. Provide a margin of unprinted space of at least 2.5 inches at the top of the first page and at least 1/2 an inch on all remaining sides of each page.
3. On the first line of print on the first page, provide a single statement identifying the recordable event that the instrument evidences.
4. The name of each person purporting to execute the instrument must be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped beneath the original signature of the person. There should not be any discrepancies between the names of each person as printed, typewritten, or stamped beneath their signature and the name as recited in the acknowledgment.
5. Instruments conveying or mortgaging any interest in real estate shall state the marital status of any male grantor involved in the conveyance. Marital status is designated by the terms married or single.
6. The address of each of the grantors must be printed in each deed of conveyance or assignment of real estate. If located within a territory where street number addresses are in common use, the street number address should be used, if not, the post office address may be provided. This information should be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped upon the instrument.
7. On all documents executed in Michigan, provide the name and address of the person who drafted the instrument.
8. Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate executed in Michigan must be acknowledged by a judge, clerk of the court of record, or by a notary public.
9. If "survivor" is stated in the grantor section of a document of conveyance, a certified copy of a death certificate or proof of death must be recorded.
Unless a proper exemption number is noted on the deed, transfer tax must be paid at the time of recording for all documents that transfer an interest in property. For a list of exemptions to county and state transfer tax, visit the Dickinson County Register of Deeds website.