MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: St. Clair County Register of Deeds


Please be advised, effective October 1, 2016, recording fees for all documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office will be $30.00, regardless of the number of pages. The fee of $3.00 after the first instrument reference remains in effect. Certification of a recorded copy will also increase from $1.00 to $5.00 per document. Should you have any questions, please visit the Michigan Legislature website at .

This fee change is in accordance to Michigan Public Acts 224 through 232 of 2016.

A tax certificate must be obtained prior to recording any of the following (MCLA 211.135):

  • Warranty Deed
  • A deed which contains a covenant of warranty
  • Land Contract
  • Assignment of Land Contract with warranty clause
Please note the Treasurer’s office is responsible for tax certifying documents that require tax certification. The Treasurer’s hours of over-the-counter certification are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Closed noon to 1:00pm daily.)
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County Transfer Tax Fee  $1.10 per thousand dollar sale amount stated on deed
State Transfer Tax Fee $7.50 per thousand dollar sale amount stated on deed
Copy, real estate records, per page: $1.00
Copy, U.C.C. filing, per page: $2.00
Copy, State or Federal Tax Lien, per page $1.00
Copy, Plats of Record $2.00 per page
Fee for certification of any of the above copies, per document $5.00