Mason County Michigan

FAQ

Mason County Register of Deeds


Frequently Asked Questions 

Do you provide forms for use?
No, 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.

If we get the form, can you fill it out for us?
No, we can not provide any legal advice or assistance.  Please consult an attorney or title company.

I found a photo copy of a document. Can it be recorded?
No, all documents recorded must be original (with original signatures) or a certified copy.

How much does it cost to record a document?
The Recording fee is $30.00 per document. 

Where can I find and attorney or title company to assist me?
Refer to the yellow pages of the phone directory under "Title Companies" or "Attorneys."

What is the cost of transfer tax in the State of Michigan?
If the value of the real estate transferred is $100.00 or more, payment of State and County transfer tax is required. 
Rate of County tax - $.55 for each $500 or fraction thereof.
Rate of State tax - $3.75 for each $500 or fraction thereof.
However, you may be exempt.  Please check with your attorney or title company or you may click here for state exemptions or click here for county exemptions. 

Do I have to personally drop off documents to be recorded?
No, you can mail documents or hire a currier.

What is your address?
All correspondence may be sent to:
            Mason County Register of Deeds
            Mason County Courthouse
            304 E. Ludington Ave.
            Ludington, MI 49431

Updated October 1, 2016