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If the value of the real estate transferred is $100 or more, payment of state and county transfer tax is required.
However, you may be exempt. Please check with your attorney or title company or review the Michigan Legislature State Exemptions or County Exemptions pages.
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Effective October 1, 2016, recording feeds for all documents recorded in the Register of Deeds Office will be $30 regardless of the number of pages.
The only exception will be if the document assigns or discharges more than one instrument, the $3 fee for each instrument after the first reference remains.
It is recommended that you consult an attorney or title company. However, if you wish to do it yourself, forms may be obtained from most office supply stores, and online. The Register of Deeds office has a limited amount of documents available for purchase in the amount of $5 each.
No, we can not provide any legal advice or assistance. Please consult an attorney or title company.
Under most circumstances no, however if the document has never been recorded in the past it may be recorded using an affidavit of lost recording, and the document would become Exhibit A of that affidavit.
For a list of costs for recording documents, please visit our Fees and Requirements page.
Refer to the yellow pages of the phone directory under "Title Companies" or "Attorneys."
No, you can mail documents or hire a courier.
Yes, we accept all forms of payment.
All correspondence may be sent to:Manistee County Register of Deeds415 3rd StreetManistee, MI 49660