Register of Deeds

Fee Schedule

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.

Recording Fees

Deed, Mortgage, Lis Pendens, Certified Copy, or Other Instrument

Assignment and Discharges

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.

Tax Fees

Tax Certifications

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: $5.00 per deed, up to 25 parcels / .20 cents per additional parcel over 25.

Please make checks for Tax Certifications payable to Kent County Treasurer.

County Transfer Tax

Based on the amount of consideration paid for the interest being transferred. There is no transfer tax for mortgages in Michigan.

State Transfer Tax

Copy and Search Fees

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
Plats of record $1.50 / pg. $1.00 min. $1.00 / document

Uniform Commercial Code Fees

Personal Property Filings: Standard Form

Standard Form = the form prescribed by the Secretary of State.

Personal Property Filings: Fixture Filings

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.

Printout of Recorded Information

Please contact the office for additional information regarding the options available for these printed reports.

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
County Clerk/Register

Jerome Czaja
Chief Deputy Register

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