REGISTER of DEEDS DEPARTMENT
Amy J. Bissell — Registrar
Paula Eberhart — Chief Deputy Registrar
Patty Ballard — Deputy Registrar
|Location / Address
448 Court Place
Beulah, MI 49617
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to noon
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Recording of legal documents including: warranty deeds, quit claim deeds, mineral
deeds, administrator, tax and sheriff's deed's, mortgages, assignment of mortgages,
discharge of mortgages, patents, oil and gas leases, subdivisions (plats) and restrictions,
rights of way, various liens including state and federal tax liens, circuit court
orders, probate orders, and wills where real property is concerned, condominium documents,
surveys, and land corner and remonumentation records.
- The Register of Deeds collects the Michigan State Transfer Tax.
- Specific document searches. See fee schedule below.
- Collection of State Remonumentation Fees.
- Acceptance agent for processing U.S. passport applications.
The Register of Deeds office maintains an index and copy of all recorded documents
pertaining to real property located within the county. Financing statements (U.C.C.’s)
relating to personal property filed prior to July 1, 2001 are located here. The Register
of Deeds also serves as Chairman of the County Plat Board which reviews and approves
all new subdivisions within the county. Duties of the office are defined by State
Statue. All records in the Register of Deeds office are in a grantor/grantee indexing
system. Pre-1982 indexes are in book form and 1982 – present are computerized.
Recordings may be done in person or by mail with sufficient fees. Copy requests must
be accompanied by self-addressed stamped envelopes.
This office is the local acceptance agency for U.S. passports.
Register of Deeds Fee
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Online Search Functions
Search — free search engine which allows anyone to see if a document has been
- Laredo Online — search land records (subscription based). If interested please
contact Amy or Paula at the Register of Deeds Office 231-882-0016.
- Tapestry - search land records (fee
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