Office of Register of Deeds

In line with the Governor's declaration to combat the outbreak of COVID-19, the Office of Register of Deeds will be closed until April 13, 2020. The only essential function that will be performed is the processing of Sheriff's Deed Redemptions, recording new construction mortgages and Economic essential documents on an appointment-only basis. For those services, call one of these numbers to schedule an appointment:
  • 313-506-2528,
  • 313-702-8134 or
  • 313-213-5214.
During the period of our closure, you may submit documents you want recorded through the mail. Check our website, for our address and fees. To obtain copies of documents, go to

In addition, eRecordings are continuing to be submitted. Please consult with your submitter for proper instructions.

These orders are in compliance with Orders from our President, Governor and CEO during this global crisis in the hope to decrease the number of cases and death from COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding.

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.