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Macomb County, Michigan

Recorder Offices


Macomb County Register of Deeds

120 N. Main Street 1st Floor, Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48043

8:00am - 4:15pm M-F

Phone: (586) 469-7953


Register of Deeds

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Michigan - Macomb County Recorder Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Macomb 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).

Tax certification: 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 prior to recording. The charge for this service is $5.00 and will not be handled by the register's office.

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

* The first page must have 2.5 inch margin at the top of the document and a 1/2" margin on all remaining sides of each page

* The document must be on paper no smaller than 8.5 x 11 and no larger than 8.5 x 14, with printing on only one side of the page. The print should be in black ink, no smaller than 10 point font

* Documents filed after March 2002 need to be notarized, with the notary providing their printed name, county of commission, and expiration date

* Signatures contained in the document must be original, with the name typed, stamped, or printed beneath all written signatures

* If an instrument conveys or mortgages any interest in real estate, the document must cite the marital status of any male grantors.

* A real estate document must include the addresses of the grantees

* The name and address of the person who drafted the document must appear on documents drafted in Michigan

* When the instrument of conveyance cites a "survivor" in the grantor's section, a certified copy of the death certificate or proof of death must be recorded

* On the first line of print on the first page, a single statement identifying the recordable event that the instrument evidences