Office of Register of Deeds

Effective November 24, 2020, the office will be closed for customer visitation until further notice.

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Valued Customer,

It is with a significant fact finding analysis which has overwhelming led to the temporary closing of this office.

The unprecedented COVID 19 virus has decimated the year of 2020 and the Office of the Wayne County Register of Deeds has suffered as well.

Unfortunately, the need to act is immediate.

Behind closed doors, the remaining staff, unable to telework due to a lack of required equipment will be present and processing documents enabling the essentials of real estate transactions throughout the county and our nation.

Documents will continue to be received via US Mail, UPS, FedEx and eRecordings.

Online searching at the website or via US Mail will also continue.


Emergency recordings will be considered by calling 313.506.2528 or 313.224.5441

It is my hope and prayer that you and your family remain safe during these difficult times and I can welcome you into our office soon. Please seek updates on our website for opening news.

With deepest regrets,

Bernard J Youngblood

Wayne County Register of Deeds

Welcome to the Wayne County Register of Deeds

Bestowed with powers by the Michigan constitution, the office of Register of Deeds is the library of land records for the county. Each of the nearly 900,000 property parcels within the county boundaries have their own unique history archived at this location. Just as your neighborhood library incorporates the Dewey Decimal System to stack and retrieve books, here we use a system referencing liber and page number to record and retrieve documents relating to each specific property description dating from 1703.It is a great privilege to be entrusted by the voters to maintain and protect our land records of the county. This responsibility is shared with a selected team of specialized individuals possessing excellence and integrity worthy of this committed pledge under my leadership.

Thank you for visiting and allowing my team to protect your property rights.


Bernard J. Youngblood
Wayne County Register of Deeds

"Where Good Deeds...Last Forever"©

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Register of Deeds is to provide an easily accessible, accurate and timely archival database of the county land records while providing prompt, courteous and efficient customer service.