What are the requirements for recording my deed?

What are the requirements for recording my deed?

Michigan has fairly strict requirements for recording documents at the Register of Deeds Office. The principal requirements are:

  • Documents must be at least 8 1/2″ by 11″ and no larger than 8 1/2″ by 14″
  • There must be a 2 1/2″ margin at the top and a 1/2″ margin at the sides
  • The document must be black ink on white paper (signatures can be in blue ink in Washtenaw County but nothing else!)
  • The minimum paper weight must be 20lbs. (No thermal fax paper!)
  • The document must be legible with at least 10pt. type face
  • The document must be signed in front of a Notary Public

You must also pay recording fees of $9.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page (e.g. a three page document costs $13.00).

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