The fee for recording documents in the Register of Deeds Office will be $30.00 regardless of the number of pages (this cost is inclusive of the Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees). 

The fee for a document that assigns or discharges more than one (1) instrument will be $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30 flat fee).

The cost for our office to certify a recorded document is $5.00; copies of recorded documents remain at $1.00 per page.

For any questions, please contact our office or refer to MCL 600.2567.



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.


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, Chief Deputy Register


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

Mailing Address:
PO Box 195
Mason MI 48854-0195

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