The first Constitution of the State of Michigan was adopted by the United States Congress in 1835 establishing the Register of Deeds as the official recording office for all legal documents and instruments pertaining to the transfer and encumbrance of real property (land) located within each county. The duties and responsibilities of the Register of Deeds Office are established by state law to include recording, indexing and retaining documents that convey or encumber real estate located within the County.
Derrick Quinney is the current Ingham County Register of Deeds and is the 32nd person to hold the office.
Starting Monday, March 14, 2016 the use of the vault for public searches will change to Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please click here to see additional information regarding the vault hours and rules.
The Register of Deeds Office does not prepare or change documents and cannot provide any legal assistance. We recommend that all documents be carefully reviewed to assure compliance with the recording requirements before being submitted for recording.
Please contact an attorney for any legal questions you may have.
You may contact one of the following entities to see if you qualify for legal assistance:
Legal Aid: 1-888-783-8190
Sixty's Plus Elder Law Clinic: (517)371-5140; (517)334-5760
Lawyer Referral: 1-800-968-0738