Recording Fees

Recording Fees

NOTICE: Effective October 1, 2016 the Recording Fees will be a flat rate of $30 per document. The fees will no longer be based on the number of pages being recorded.

For any deed, mortgage, lis pendens, certified copy or other instrument:
  • First Page: $14*
  • Each Additional Page: $3
*$4 of the first page fee is deposited to the Michigan State Survey and Remonumentation (MSSR) fund. The $4 MSSR fee is not assessed on fixture filings, state liens, federal liens, MESC liens, state deeds, plats or tax reversion documents, MCLA 600.2567a(4)]. For these documents only, the first page fee is $10.

Assignment & Discharge Fees


Any document which assigns or discharges more than 1instrument:
  • $3 fee added to recording fee for each additional instrument so assigned or discharged.

Tax Certification Fees


  • $5 fee for up to 5 legal descriptions on a single instrument
  • $0.20 per additional description (PA 39 OF 2015 - Effective July 1, 2015)

Real Estate Transfer Tax


State and county real estate transfer tax must be included on transfers and conveyances of real estate subject to the tax. Go to the Transfer Tax Section of our website for information on tax rates, exemptions, transfer tax tables and further information.

Personal Property Recording Fees


The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) deals primarily with transactions involving personal property and are subject to different recording fees than real property. Please see the Uniform Commercial Code Fees Section on our website for UCC recording fees and information.