Fees: Real Estate and Financing Units

Documents filed in the Register of Deeds office must be eligible for recording. When you leave an original instrument with us it is recorded, scanned and microfilmed by the most modern method insuring safety and replacement at any time. It is indexed and returned promptly by U.S. Mail unless otherwise noted.


FEES

REAL ESTATE FEES - Effective March 31, 2003

For entering and recording any deed, mortgage, lis pendens or other instruments:

  • Recording Fee (this includes the $4.00 state survey & remonumentation fee) - $14.00
  • Each Additional Page - $3.00
  • Multiple assignments or releases on one document (Each liber and page referenced after the first) - $3.00
  • Copies - $1.00 per page
  • Certification of Copy - $1.00 per document

Warranty deeds, land contracts or any deed that contains a covenant of warranty must be tax certified at the Oakland County Treasurer's Office. If you find it convenient to use the mail to send us documents for recording, we will service them for you by obtaining a Treasurer's Tax Certificate, attaching revenue stamps, etc. There is a $1.00 fee for the Treasurer's Tax Certificate that must be included in your recording fee payment.

LAND TRANSFER TAX FEES - Public Act 134, 1966 and Public Act 255, 1994

This Act provides that on all written instruments which transfer any interest in real property where the value or consideration exceeds $99.99 transfer tax will be imposed.  The tax is computed upon the full consideration of the transfer.  Documents where the value of the consideration is less than $100.00 are exempt.  For other exemptions see the appropriate Act.  The reason for the exemption must be shown on the face of the document.  County transfer tax is payable at the rate of $.55 per $500.00 ($1.10 per $1,000) consideration.  State transfer tax is payable at the rate of $3.75 per $500.00 ($7.50 per $1,000) consideration.

FINANCING DEPARTMENT FEES (UCC) - Effective January 1, 2005

  • Financing Statement Fixture Filing (This includes the original UCC filing, Amendments, Assignments, Continuations and fees to record the UCC document in the real estate index) - $20.00 (1st page), $2.00 (each add'l page)
  • UCC Terminations (This includes fees to record the termination in the Real Estate Index - $22.00 (1st page), $2.00 (each add'l page)

The total check should include both Financing Fees and Real Estate Fees.

UCC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION AND COPIES FEES

  • Search/Abstract - $12.00 plus $1.00 per entry
  • Searches at counter with no written verification -$5.00 per name
  • Copies - $1.00 per page
  • Certification of Copy - $1.00 per document

COPY FEES FOR PLATS

  • Copy of plat of record - 11 x 17 inch - $2.50 per page (laminated - $4.50 per page)
  • Copy of plat of record - 18 x 24 inch - $3.00 per page (laminated - $5.50 per page)