Welcome to the official Website of...


Meet our
Executive Committee...
Michele Stine-Cooke Amy Bissell Denise Simmons Teresa Walker Sally Reynolds Michelle Stevenson
Emmet Co. Benzie Co. Ogemaw Co. Montmorency Co. Livingston Co. Roscommon Co.


2015 Board of Directors

From left to right: 
Front row, Denise Simmons, 2nd Vice, Michelle Stevenson, Treasurer; Michele Cooke, President; Sally Reynolds, Secretary; Amy Bissell, 1st Vice
Back row: Paul DeYoung; Lori Wilson, 4th District Chair; Julie Atkinson, 3rd District Chair; Lori Kimble, 5th District Chair; Lorie Sorensen, 2nd District Chair; Karen Hahn, Immediate Past President (absent Teresa Walker, 3rd Vice; Carla L'Huiller, 1st District Chair; Nancy Crawford, Appointee, John Bishop, Appointee)




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.

                                  Michele Stine-Cooke, Emmet 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 11/09/2015