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 (Effective 10/1/16)

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

  • $30 per document

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.

  • County Transfer Tax: $1.10 per thousand.

State Transfer Tax

  • $ 7.50 per thousand

Copy & Search Fees

Online copies can be purchased here.

Type of Document Copy Fee Search Fee
(if applicable)
Certification Fee
Real Estate Record $1.00 / pg. $5.00 min. $5.00 / document

Printout of Recorded Information

  • $.25 cents per page up to 500 pages.
  • $20.00 Maximum on all reports between 80 and 500 pages.
  • A report that generates more than 500 pages is made into two or more reports and will be charged as separate reports.

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