Register of Deeds

  The duties of the Register of Deeds are prescribed by state law and include official recording/filing of all legal documents affecting real property. Other duties are recording certificates of survey, land corners, micro-filming instruments, reception books, and abiding by a uniform statutory fee and system set by the legislature.

Notice: New State Law changes Recording Fees Effective 10-1-16

Property Alert Information

Recording Fees

Recording any deed, mortgage, Lis pendens, certified copy, or other instrument:

  •  Each document: $30

Any document which assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument naming same parties/entities:

  • $3 shall be added to the recording fee for each additional instrument so assigned or discharged.

Tax Certifications

A tax certificate must be obtained from the County Treasurer prior to recording any of the following:

  • Warranty Deed
  • Any Deed which contains a covenant of warranty
  • Land Contract
  • Assignment of Land Contract 
  • Master Deed for Condominium

*Fee for Tax Certificate must be made payable to 'County Treasurer' for a separate $5.*

Fee for Tax Certificate

  • $5 for up to 25 descriptions
  • $0.20 cents per additional description over 25

Miscellaneous Fees

  • Copy Fees: $1 per page
  • Certified Copy: Add $5 per document to copy fee
  • Fax: $2 + $1 per page
  • Documents can be mailed for $5 and emailed for $2
  • Tract Search: $1 per year - $5