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Thursday, 09 July 2020
Manistee County Register of Deeds E-mail

Marylynn Wrzesinski, Register of Deeds

415 Third Street
Manistee, MI 49660

Phone: (231) 723-2146
Fax: (231) 398-3544


Jennifer Kirchinger, Chief Deputy

Office Hours: 8:30 am - 5 pm; Monday through Friday

Vault Closes at 4:30 pm

Welcome to the Manistee County Register of Deeds Office.  We hope that you find the information on these pages to be useful and informative.

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of our records online!  Please visit to get started.

There is no free search available at this time.

We now accept payment online through Click here to make an online payment
For copies only, contact the office first to place an order.



In almost all situations it is not necessary to personally bring your documents to the Register of Deeds Office for filing.

It is acceptable and legal to mail your completed documents to:

Register of Deeds
415 3rd St  
Manistee Mi  49660.

Please call if you have questions about the procedure and cost.

Phone #  231-723-2146 Office Hours:  9:00am-4:30pm M-Fri

The vault will be closed to the public until further notice.   You may request copies of documents, starting at $7.00 each, or access the information on-line at  This is a pay for view site and  the information is available from 1978 forward.

If you feel you need to come in you must wear a mask.  No mask, no service. There will be no more than two people at a time allowed into the office. Do not bring children or individuals that are sick with you.

These rules are put in place to keep you and the staff safe. They are black and white with no exceptions. Again, I would strongly recommend you call this office before making an unnecessary visit.

This won’t be forever but we need to be diligent. You have the options listed above, so business will continue as it has since the shut down was ordered. It is a new way of doing our business, but with patience and common sense, we will all get through it together.

Stay Safe,

Marylynn Wrzesinski
Register of Deeds



In accordance with the Constitution of the State of Michigan, the County Register (or Registrar) of Deeds is an officer of the county and as such is elected on a partisan basis every four (4) years.

The office of the Register of Deeds serves as a repository for all official records relating to real property (land) located in the county.The duties and responsibilities for the county Register of Deeds are specified by state law. Including but not limited to recording, indexing and retaining documents that convey or encumber real estate located in the county. A document received by the Register of Deeds Office for recording goes through a recordation process that involves seven (7) steps.  These steps typically take one (1) to two (2) business days to complete. In accordance with MCL 565.551, the Register of Deeds “shall furnish proper and reasonable facilities for the inspection and examination of the records and files in his or her office”.  As such, the Register of Deeds office may also be used as a research facility for attorneys, title companies, banks and the public to examine and/or copy  any documents of interest in a particular property in our county.

Due to staffing reductions the Register of Deeds office is temporarily unable to perform public searches.




Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2020 14:05

General Website Inquiries:
Manistee County Administrator
415 Third Street
Manistee, Michigan 49660