Register of Deeds Office

OCTOBER 1, 2016 MICHIGAN RECORDING FEES INCREASE. See recording information/fees page for more information.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Grand Traverse County Register of Deeds Office is to provide timely, secure and accurate recording services that are delivered in a prompt and courteous manner.


Duties & Responsibilities


The Register of Deeds is the official recording office for all land records in Grand Traverse County. This office is responsible for receiving, recording, scanning, and delivering of the following:
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Satisfactions/Discharges
  • Assignments
  • Sheriff deeds
  • Tax liens
  • UCC/Financing statements

Public Records


All records are available to the public with the exception of Transfer Tax Affidavits which are not public record. Our computer image index dates back to the late 1970's and we are adding more records and images daily. Imaging and back indexing of these documents is on-going. 

Transfer Tax

This office also collects the transfer taxes for Grand Traverse County and the State of Michigan. Transfer tax is determined by the amount of consideration on a deed.


Guest Speaking


If you would like for us to come and speak to your classroom or organization to discuss the functions of our office, please contact us at 231-922-4749 or by email.

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Questions or Concerns


If you have any questions, would like to provide input, or cannot locate the information you need, please contact Peggy Haines by email.