Acceptable payment methods: Cash, Check, Money Order. Please make checks payable to the Kent County Register of Deeds. To find out fees for other counties in the state of Michigan, please contact the Register of Deeds office in which the real estate is located.
For any document which assigns / discharges more than one instrument, add $3.00 to recording fee for each additional instrument so assigned / discharged. Please limit multiple discharges to 25 per document.
All Warranty Deeds, Land Contracts, or an Assignment thereof, or any Deed that contains a covenant of Warranty must have a Tax Certification from the County Treasurer's office: $1.00 for up to 5 descriptions / .20 cents per additional description over 5.
Please make checks for Tax Certifications payable to Kent County Treasurer.
Based on the amount of consideration paid for the interest being transferred. There is no transfer tax for mortgages in Michigan.
When requesting copies over the telephone, please allow one business day for processing your request.
|Type of Document||Copy Fee||Search Fee||Certification Fee|
|Real Estate Record||$1.00 / pg.||$5.00 min.||$1.00 / document|
|U.C.C. filing||$2.00 / pg.||$2.00 / pg.||$1.00 / document|
|State or Federal Tax Lien||$1.00 / pg.||$1.00 min.||$1.00 / document|
|Plats of record||$1.50 / pg.||$1.00 min.||$1.00 / document|
|U.C.C. Financing statement search certificate|
|$6.00||Per debtor name (with SSN or TIN)|
|$6.00||Per debtor name (without SSN or TIN)|
Standard Form = the form prescribed by the Secretary of State.
To be recorded in the real estate records (MCL 440.9403)
*(Pursuant to MCL 600.2567, .2567a, .2568)
* These fees also apply to any Amendment, Assignment, Continuation or Partial Release.
An additional $7.00 per form will be charged for any filings made with a non-standard form. Standard form is the form prescribed by the Secretary of State.
Please contact the office for additional information regarding the options available for these printed reports.
County Administration Building
300 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2288
Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:45pm
Recording: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Chief Deputy Register