Due to the Governor's order, our office is closed to the public and all in office services, including phone calls, have been suspended through April 10th except for emergency matters. We are currently Indexed through March 18, 2020. You may go to Super Index to search property records for free. We are still processing E-Recordings. Mail will not be processed until after we return to the office. If you have an emergency regarding a Sheriff's Deed Redemption only, you may call either: 248-897-2711 or 248-897-2728.
Our mailing address is 1200 N. Telegraph Rd. Dept 480, Pontiac, Michigan. 48341-0480.
Property recording fees are a flat fee of $30.00 per document, no matter how many pages.
Warranty Deeds and Deeds with Consideration amounts over $100.00 are subject to both County and State transfer tax.
- County transfer tax is computed at the rate of $1.10 per $1000.00.
- State transfer tax is computed at the rate of $7.50 per $1000.00.
Warranty Deeds and Land Contracts must be certified by the Oakland County Treasurers Office prior to being submitted for recording in our Office for a fee of $5.00.
The fees to file UCC's are $45.00
Documents may be mailed in for recording. All fees must be paid at the time of recording. Checks are to be made payable to Oakland County Register of Deeds. After recording, the documents will be returned by mail after Indexing unless otherwise specified on the document.
Through Plat Review, the Register of Deeds Office is responsible for checking and processing all subdivision plats, preliminary and final. This function is performed by the Plat Engineer and Chief Deputy Register. The County Clerk serves as a clerk to the Plat Board, working with the staff to see that the signatures are obtained, paperwork is completed, and that the plat is sent to Lansing for approval.
The Plat Engineer oversees the compliance to state regulations by developers of condominiums, checking and approving each condominium before it is recorded. The Plat Engineer is also the County Representative acting as planner and coordinator for the Michigan State Survey and Remonumentation Program which was initiated in 1991. Much time is spent in research, fieldwork, planning sessions and computer work to monument the corners in each section of each township according to state mandates.
Plat Review: Used by surveyors as a check list of requirements for recording a plat, condo or survey with the Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds.
For additional plat information call 248-858-1447.
Requirements Needed for Final Act 132 Survey Approval
Requirements Needed for Final Condominium Approval
Requirements Needed for Final Plat Approval
Plat Routing Sheet