Mason County Michigan


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 or online.

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 in cases of a court document, a certified copy can be recorded.

How much does it cost to record a document?
The Recording fee is $30.00 per document.  Additional fees may be required for deeds, assignments or discharges.

Where can I find and attorney or title company to assist me?
Refer to the yellow pages of the phone directory or search online for "Title Company" or "Land Attorney."

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/or 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.  Exemptions MUST be stated on the document.

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., Suite 101
            Ludington, MI 49431

Updated April 13, 2021