Register of Deeds Recording Requirements - Tuscola County

Recording Requirements

  • Signatures must be orginial and names must be typed, stamped or printed beneath all written signatures. MCL 565.201(1)(a) & (c)
  • No discrepancy shall exist between names printed in the notary acknowledgement and as printed beneath signatures. MCL 565.201(1)(b)
  • Instruments conveying or mortgaging any interest in real estate shall state the marital status of any male grantors. MCL 565.221(Note: marital status is designated by the terms married or single)
  • The address of the grantees in each deed of conveyance or assignment of real estate shall contain the street number address or post office address. MCL 565.201(1)(d)
  • The name and address of the person who drafted the document must appear on the documents. MCL 565.203
  • Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate executed in Michigan require an acknowledgement by a judge, clerk of a court of record or a notary public within this state. MCL 565.8; form: LAND 565.47, MCL 565.265; 565.267
  • A certified copy of the death certificate or proof of death must be recorded or have been recorded and referenced by Liber and Page on said document when “survivor” is indicated on the document. MCL 565.48
  • Court orders must be certified and sealed by the clerk of the court and may not be altered in any way. MCL 565.401; 565.411
  • The document submitted for recording must be legible. MCL 565.201(1)(f)(iv)
  • Documents must have a margin of unprinted space at least 2 1/2 inches at the top of the first page and at least 1/2 inch on all remaining sides of each page. MCL 565.201(1)(f)(i)
  • Documents must display on the first line of print on the first page, a single statement indentifying the single recordable event that the instrument evidences. MCL 565.201(1)(f)(ii); 565.201(3)
  • The type on the form must be printed with black ink; type size at least 10-point type. MCL 565.201(1)(f)(iii) & (iv)
  • The paper on which the document is printed must be white and not less than 20-pound weight. MCL 565.201(1)(e)(iv) & (1)(f)(iv)
  • The size of the document and any attachment thereto must be at least 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches and no more than 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches. MCL 565.201(1)(f)(v) & (vi)
  • Unless required by state or federal law or court order, no more than 4 sequential digits of any social security number may appear on the instrument. MCL 565.201(1)(g)
  • Instruments shall not purport to evidence more than one recordable event. MCL 565.201(3)
  • When a subdivision plat has been recorded, the legal description within the instrument shall specify the block, lot(s), and plat name. MCL 560.255
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