Welcome to the official Website of...

Michigan Association of Registers  of Deeds

2014 M.A.R.D.
Executive Committee
PRESIDENT 1ST VICE PRESIDENT 2ND VICE PRESIDENT 3RD VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER
Karen Hahn Michele Stine-Cooke Amy Bissell Denise Simmons Sally Reynolds Mildred Dodak
Mecosta Co. Emmet Co. Benzie Co. Ogemaw Co. Livingston Co. Saginaw Co.

                     

   
To the category of organizations of public officials in Michigan there has been added still another association, known as the Association of Register of Deeds, on September 8th, 1915 with its birthplace of Bay City, MI.

 

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Our President's message...

Welcome to the Michigan Association of Registers of Deeds, Inc. website.  You will find this site a useful resource from contact information for every Register within the State of Michigan to links to recording statutes, fees, transfer tax and their exemptions.  I'd like to thank the web site committee for their dedication to the content and maintenance of this site.  This is just one example of the talented members of our association who devote many hours to public service!

Imagine a country where nobody can identify who owns what, addresses cannot be easily verified, people can not be made to pay their debts, resources cannot conveniently be turned into money, ownership cannot be divided into shares, descriptions of assets are not standardized and cannot be easily compared and the rules that govern property vary from neighborhood to neighborhood or even from street to street.
                                                                                                                   Hernando DeSoto The Mystery of Capital, page 15.

The members of this association are keenly aware of the importance of the records entrusted to our perpetual safekeeping.  Recorded documents are constructive notice of their contents, may be admitted into evidence and are prima facie proof of the events they purport to memorialize.  This association remains a proponent of legislation designed to preserve these records and their integrity while protecting individual property rights.

 

                                                                   Karen Hahn
                                            
 Mecosta County Register of Deeds

 

 
 
     
     

 

   


                                                 Mission Statement
The Michigan Association of Registers of Deeds pledges to provide educational training and legislative updates to the members in order to promote accurate and timely recordings of land records across the state.  We will strive to make each county register of deeds aware of legislated rules and guidelines to help effectuate statewide consistency and maintain the trust of the residents of the State of Michigan.


 

 

 

 

Webmaster:  Melissa DeVaugh, Lapeer County Register of Deeds

                                                                                                  Page Last Updated on 09/30/2014