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

Derrick Quinney
Ingham County Register of Deeds

Trisha Gerring, Interim Chief Deputy


Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Vault Hours:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
341 S. Jefferson St.
2nd Floor
Mason MI 48854
Phone: (517)676-7216
Fax: (517)676-7287
Mailing Address:
PO Box 195
Mason MI 48854-0195


(517) 676-7210

May 28, 2013
Curtis Hertel, Jr. accepts
same-sex marriage certificate
for public recording
(click to view)
Derrick Quinney applauds
the acceptance of this document
by Curtis Hertel, Jr. and  also
supports same sex marriage.