Register of Deeds
COVID-19 Clerk/Register Reopening Plan
Effective June 15, 2020 the Clerk/Register’s office is available to the public in-person by appointment, only, in order to allow us to serve the public while carefully adhering to social distancing guidelines designed to protect the health of the public and staff.
We encourage you to access our services online or by mail unless it is necessary to visit us in-person.
For more information or to make an appointment at the Register of Deeds office, contact: (734) 222-6710 or [email protected] on or after June 15.
Documents may be submitted by:
- United States Postal Service mail to: Washtenaw County Register of Deeds, PO Box 8645, Ann Arbor, MI 48107
- FedEx or UPS to: Washtenaw County Register of Deeds, 200 N. Main Street, Suite 110, Ann Arbor, MI 48107.
- Drop Box located at the Main Street entrance to the building at 200 N. Main St., Ann Arbor, MI 48107.
- In-Person by appointment.
The Register of Deeds Office serves as the repository for real and personal property records for land situated in Washtenaw County, Michigan, including deeds, mortgages, and foreclosure records.
Note: this office does not provide blank documents or forms for recording and cannot provide legal advice.
Search for documents online and purchase copies.
Record a document at the Register of Deeds and view recording requirements.
All documents recorded with the Register of Deeds Office are available to the public.
Submit documents for recording electronically through a Register of Deeds approved vendor.
View the fees for document recording, copies & searches, real estate transfer tax, and tax certificates.
Transfer tax imposed by each act shall be collected unless said instrument of transfer is exempt from either or both acts and such exemptions are stated on the face of the deed.
Recording Fee Change Effective October 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan
Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30.00 to record.
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).
To certify a recorded document $5.00; copies remain at $1.00 per page.
Recording fees are set by the Michigan Legislature. Public Acts 224 through 232 of 2016 have set the new fees.
By law this change applies to all counties in the State of Michigan except Wayne County.
Alert to property owners who have received a letter from a commercial service offering a certified copy of a deed
The Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds is aware that several commercial services have sent letters directly to property owners offering to provide certified copies of their deed via mail for as much as $83.00 per deed.
The same document is available to property owners for as little as $2.00 from the Washtenaw County Register of Deeds Office.
If you would like to purchase a certified copy of your deed, please contact us at 734-222-6710.