Statutory Fees

Statutory Fees

MCLA 600.2567

Recording Fees

Recording fee checks should be made out to Register of Deeds for the correct recording amount.

  • $30 Flat rate per document.  Effective October 1, 2016, fee is no longer based on number of pages being recorded ($4 MSSR fee for remonumentation is included).
  • $3 - Each additional assignment or discharge for documents assigning or discharging more than one instrument.
  • $5 - Minimum charge for grantor/grantee search (50¢ per year searched).

Note: The $4.00 M.S.S.R. fee is not assessed on Fixture Filings, State and Federal Liens, State Deeds, Plats, or Treasurer's tax reversion documents.

Warranty Deeds - Land Contracts

A tax certificate must be obtained from the County Treasurer's Office prior to recording any of the following [MCLA 211.135]: (A separate check is required for the tax certification, made payable to the Jackson County Treasurer and must be included with your recordings.)

Any Deed which contains a covenant of warranty

Land Contracts
Assignment of Land Contracts
with warranty clause.

Tax Certificate fee for the above documents - Separate $5 check made payable to Jackson County Treasurer.  

Copy Fees

Make check payable to the Register of Deeds.

  • Real estate records copies - $1 per page
  • U.C.C. filing, per page - $2 per page
  • State or Federal tax lien - $1 per page
  • Plats of record - $1 per page
  • Certification of any of the above copies - $5 per document

Search Fee

Make check payable to the Register of Deeds.

  • State Tax Lien search - $3 per name
  • Federal Tax Lien search - $3 per name 
  1. Cierra L. Sowle

    County Clerk / Register of Deeds

  2. Jennie King

    Chief Deputy Register of Deeds

  3. Register of Deeds

    Physical Address
    120 W Michigan Ave
    12th Floor
    Jackson, MI 49201


    Fax: 517-788-4686

    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday:

    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    (Open during the lunch hour)

    The Register of Deeds Office is closed on all legal holidays.