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Register Of Deeds Office

The Register of Deeds Office records documents pertaining to real estate property such as deeds, mortgages, liens, lis pendens, state tax liens, federal tax liens, and several other documents related to real estate property located in Macomb County.

CLICK HERE for Macomb County Register of Deeds "Frequently Asked Questions"

CLICK HERE for a Mortgage Redemption Request Form


Click here to the SuperIndex search Click here to launch US Land Records search

This is the search you’ve been using for years. It offers access
to all the real property data in the Register of Deeds database. Search by name, by date, by all
the fields you are used to seeing
– all indexed and verified by our staff.

Click here to the SuperIndex searchMacomb County introduces our all new SuperIndex – built upon Google Technology to provide more options and faster results. It provides access to the same data but with different tools to find the document you are looking for. Some of the advantages of the SuperIndex:

  • Free Search
  • Faster Results
  • Documents are PDF’s (simplified viewing, printing, saving)
  • Full Document Search (not just indexed fields)
Click here to launch US Land Records search
Click here to launch the SuperIndex search

Register of Deeds Office Hours
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Please note: The recording counter closes at 4:00 p.m.
(Documents received after 4:00 p.m. will be date & time stamped for the next business day, at which time they will be processed into the Entry Book.)


I M P O R T A N T    N O T I C E

CLICK HERE for Required Information On Documents
Submitted For Recording For Tract Index Implementation

Real Estate Document Search Options

Search LogoCLICK HERE for instructions on how to search by internet, search by mail or search in person.

Search Online -- CLICK HERE to access online searches (search for a deed or other real estate document using your credit card)

click here to play video>> CLICK HERE to play the video "How to Search Real Estate Documents Online"

Search By Mail -- To download the Macomb County Real Estate Record Search Information Request Form (used to request a copy of a deed or other real estate document) CLICK HERE

Search In Person -- Public computer terminals in the Register of Deeds Office can be used free of charge to search (by name only), view index and document images for records from October 1, 1981 to present. You may also find prior documents and images back to July 6, 1971. Searches performed by the Register of Deeds staff will cost a minimum of $5.00 per search. Copies are $1.00 per page. CLICK HERE for more information.

Detailed Instructions -- For detailed instructions on how to search by internet, search by mail or search in person CLICK HERE
Mortgage Foreclosure
  • CLICK HERE for information about Macomb County Mortgage Foreclosures... includes information about Foreclosure by Advertisement -- Sheriff's Deed and Judicial Foreclosure -- Clerk's Deed
  • CLICK HERE for a Mortgage Redemption Request form
    (sometimes referred to as a "Payoff Letter")
Property Fraud
Search LogoHome Security Search -- This FREE search allows you to check your own property (personal homes only) and see current recordings. Click on "Home Security Search" at top of our US Land Records log-in screen.

click here to play video>> CLICK HERE to play the video "How to Perform a Home Security Search "

click here to play video>> CLICK HERE to play the video "How to Create a Property Fraud Alert "

Register Of Deeds Forms
  • The following form is provided without any warranty, express or implied, as to their legal effect and completeness. Please use at your own risk. Quit Claim Deed    pdf
Status of Recorded Documents
  • CLICK HERE for the current status of Macomb County recorded documents, including certification date, land index unverified date, and mail-back date.  
Recording Requirements
  • CLICK HERE for a list of commonly missed recording requirements
Recording Counter Hours
The Macomb County Register of Deeds RECORDING COUNTER
will officially be closed at 4:00 p.m. each day. Any document received after 4:00 p.m. will be dated and time stamped for 8:00 a.m. the next business day, at which time, they will be processed into the Entry Book, reviewed and accepted or rejected for recording. The documents will be mailed back to the "return to" on the document or picked up by authorized title company representatives.
Real Estate Legal Citations
Land Contract 
Land Contract Assignment (Sellers or Purchasers Assignment) 
Quit Claim Deed   
Claim of Lien -- PA 497 of 1980 
Discharge of Claim of Lien 
Lien (General) 
Lien Discharge (General) 
Warranty Deeds 
Lien Non-Payment of Assessments (Subdivision or Condominium) 
Discharge of Lien Non-Payment of Assessment (Subdivision or Condominium Association)  
Mortgage Release/Discharges 
Recording Fees
  • CLICK HERE for a complete list of fees for entering and recording deeds, mortgages, lis pendens, discharges, certified copies of court orders or other instruments in Macomb County
Transfer Tax
Due to House Bill 6122 approved on January 9, 2009, there have been changes made to some of the state exemption letters for MCL 207.526 [letters (p) through (w)], pursuant to HB 6122 of 2008.
  • CLICK HERE for Michigan and Macomb County Real Estate Transfer Tax information. 
  • CLICK HERE for the Transfer Tax Schedule for computing State and County Transfer Tax amounts
  • CLICK HERE for information about the Macomb County Remonumentation Program for replacing, restoring and maintaining all public land survey monuments in the County.

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Important Announcements

Register of Deeds has moved its offices to the Clemens Center building at 32 Market St. in Mount Clemens. DIRECTIONS

Recording Documents -- Recordings by customers at the counter may submit
1 to 10 documents
at a time. A customer cannot submit additional documents until all documents from the prior group have been fully processed through the cashier, which then a customer may submit 1 to 10 more documents.
Please be advised
All documents are stamped with the date/time ‘received’ at the counter. However, customers with only 1 (or 2) documents may be processed prior to customers with multiple documents.

Uniform Commercial Code (Fixture Filings) Effective July 1, 2013, National Standard UCC Forms, as revised and adopted by the Secretary of State, must be used. To download forms, CLICK HERE
Macomb County Register of Deeds will only accept a previous form if it was received prior to August 1, 2013.

Searches -- Searches can be conducted by the Register of Deeds staff for a fee. There are a few public computers available for customers to conduct their own search. Copies of documents are $1 per page..


For additional

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Macomb County Directory


CLICK HERE to view the current or past Macomb County Directories

County Clerk warns of possible deed scam   html version


Macomb Daily:
County's new security system aims to protect homeowners, buyers   pdf version


Macomb Daily:
New Law to Help Fight Foreclosure   


County Clerk Uses 1846 Law to Fight Fraud  
html version


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