Register of Deeds

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

PLEASE NOTE: Pursuant to MCL 600.916(1) Register of Deeds staff members are barred by law from giving legal advice including interpreting and drafting documents.

Public Notice

As of May 5, 2020, 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 Street
Manistee, MI 49660

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

Vault Closure & Online Access

The vault is now open to the public. However, you may request copies of documents, starting at $7 each, or access the information online. This is a pay for view site and the information is available from 1978 forward.

In-Person Restrictions

While there are no in-person restrictions at this time. We do ask that if you are ill please give us a call because we maybe able to assist you by telephone.

No Exceptions

These rules are put in place to keep you and the staff safe. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 231-723-2146.

Stay Safe,
Jennifer L. Kirchinger
Register of Deeds

Online Land Records

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

Online Payments

There is no free search available at this time. We now accept payment online through GovPayNet.

While we will assist with obtaining copies we are unable to run title for anyone. If you need a title search done, please contact a title search company.