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Register of Deeds Division

The Register of Deeds Office serves as the repository for real and personal property documents.


Ed Golembiewski, Chief Deputy Clerk / Register & Director of Elections                                                                                                          

Washtenaw County Clerk/Register
200 N. Main, Suite 110
P.O. Box 8645
Ann Arbor, MI 48107-8645
Phone: (734) 222-6710
Fax: (734) 222-6819

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Recording 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


** 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 - Effective July 1, 2015 House Bill 4075 has changed state law regarding fees associated with the purchase of tax records and tax certifications required on some documents recorded for the public record.

The bill increases the fee from $1 to $5 on tax certifications for documents such as warranty deeds, land contracts, and condominium master deeds among others.

** 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.


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