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Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds Office records all documents pertaining to real property in Kent County, including deeds, mortgages, land contracts, liens and other documents pertaining to real estate. The goals of the Office are:

State Transfer Tax Refund Information

Helpful tips to acquire the required documentation:

  1. Application for State Real Estate Transfer Tax Refund »
  2. Copies of the recorded deeds which should show the transfer tax stamp and proof of sales price can be purchased through the online Deed Search or by visiting the Register of Deeds office.
  3. Proof of the SEV can be found at the local municipality (view the City, Township, Village Directory for contact information) or by visiting AccessMyGov.

Please note: solicitations from the company National Record Service, Inc. offering to help Kent County residents acquire a certified copy of their deed for $87.00, copies of all land records can be purchased from the Register of Deeds office for a much smaller fee.

Contact Us

Register of Deeds

County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2288

Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:45pm
Recording: 8:00am - 4:30pm

(616) 632-7610

(616) 632-7615

Mary Hollinrake

Mary Hollinrake
County Clerk/Register

Jerome Czaja
Chief Deputy Register

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