Copies of Documents
Our records date back to 1833, before Michigan achieved statehood. We can locate and copy most records within a matter of minutes. Indexes are searchable by name or legal description, not by address or parcel number. Records are stored in books, microfilm, and digital images. Nearly all records originally stored in books and on film have been digitized. Digital images are available through our Kofile Technologies program, either on the web or in the office, for all deed documents. We are currently working on indexing back records and have completed indexing back to July 1986. Our goal is to have every document searchable and printable online.
$1.00 per page in office – cash or check only
$1.00 per page, plus $1 transaction fee if printed online – credit card only
$5.00 per document to certify a recorded document
HOW TO OBTAIN A COPY:
Visit our office where you can either use our public computers or have us locate your document for you. Historic documents will likely require a search by our Mapping and Description department. It is helpful if you bring documentation such as a former deed or a tax notice that contains the legal description of the property.
- Go to the Online Deed Search
- Click Log In as Guest, and then Search Public Records.
- Enter last name first, and choose if you want to see all documents or only certain documents in the drop down list. Click Search.
- If you find the document you need, double click the blue Liber and Page numbers in the left-hand column. You will see our indexing information on the left side, and a thumbnail image on the right. We do not offer a full-size image on the web. You can choose to print, using a credit card to pay for the fees.
Mail, e-mail or fax
If you are unable to visit the office or use our web service, we can mail, e-mail or fax to you. We require payment in advance before we can send your documents. We accept cash or check only.