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Oakland County, Michigan

Recorder Offices

Oakland Register of Deeds

1200 N Telegraph, Dept 480, Pontiac, Michigan 48341

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

Phone: (248) 858-0597

Register of Deeds

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Michigan - Oakland County Recorder Information

The County Clerk also serves as Register of Deeds and is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in in Oakland 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).

Warranty deeds, land contracts or any deed that contains a covenant of warranty must be tax certified at the Oakland County Treasurer's Office. If you find it convenient to use the mail to send us documents for recording, we will service them for you by obtaining a Treasurer's Tax Certificate, attaching revenue stamps, etc. There is a $5.00 fee for the Treasurer's Tax Certificate that must be included in your recording fee payment unless you obtain this certificate directly from the Treasurer.

County transfer tax is payable at the rate of $.55 per $500.00 ($1.10 per $1,000) consideration.
State transfer tax is payable at the rate of $3.75 per $500.00 ($7.50 per $1,000) consideration.

Document Formatting Requirements

Signatures must be original; names must be typed or printed beneath all signatures. (MCLA 565.201 Sec 1-A, E)

No discrepancy shall exist between names printed in notary acknowledgment or signatures. (MCLA 565.201 Sec 1-B)

Instrument conveying or mortgaging shall state marital status of all male grantor/mortgages. (MCLA 565.221)

Name and address of all parties must appear on the instruments that convey or encumber real estate. (MCLA 565.201 Sec 1-A, 565.203)

Name and address of the person who drafted the document must be shown on the document. (MCLA 565.201 A, 565.203)

Documents executed in Michigan require notary public acknowledgment with signature, county of certification, name of party(s) being acknowledged and expiration date. (MCLA 565.8)

Certified copy of a Death Certificate or copy of proof of death must be recorded when "survivor" is indicated on the document. (MCLA 565.48)

Court Orders must be certified and sealed by the Clerk of the Court. (MCLA 565.401, 565.411)

The document must be: legibly printed or typed in black ink, type size 10pt, white 20lb paper with a blank margin of 2-1/2" at the top of the first page and 1/2" on all other margins. Paper size must be 8-1/2" x 11" and not larger than 8-1/2" x 14". Signatures may be in black or blue ink. (MCLA 565.201 Sec 1)

Documents must display on the first line of print on the first page a single statement identifying the recordable event that the instrument evidences. (MCLA 565.201 Sec 1(h), 565.201 Sec 3)

Total value of real property must be stated on the face of the document or affidavit attached. (MCLA 207.504, 207.525)

Land contracts, warranty deeds or any other deed containing a warranty clause must be tax certified at the Oakland County Treasurer's Office.

LAND TRANSFER TAX FEES - Public Act 134, 1966 and Public Act 255, 1994

This Act provides that on all written instruments which transfer any interest in real property where the value or consideration exceeds $99.99 transfer tax will be imposed. The tax is computed upon the full consideration of the transfer. Documents where the value of the consideration is less than $100.00 are exempt. For other exemptions see the appropriate Act. The reason for the exemption must be shown on the face of the document.