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Office of Register of Deeds

Appointments are strongly suggested.

Although many COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, we still limit the number of customers in our office. For that reason, it is best to schedule an appointment for service. We will accept walk-in customers if there are open time slots. You won't be able to wait on the floor until a slot becomes available.

The first appointments of the day are at 8:30 AM and the last appointments are at 4:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, select the Schedule Appointmentbutton. You will be directed to the appointment calendar. Select the specific service you need (record, search, or kiosk) and enter the required information. Please note that the 30 minute appointment slots are strictly for high volume customers recording five to 25 documents during the appointment. Other customers can record up to five documents during a 15 minute appointment. Only one person per appointment may enter the office. If you need assistance scheduling the appointment, call 313-224-5860.

Customers who plan to record a document should read the information under the Document Recording tab before scheduling an appointment. Your document must comply with the recording requirements and you must pay the correct fees and taxes. If not, we won't be able to record the document. Also, unless an exemption applies, deeds, land contracts and plats must be "tax-certified" by the Wayne County Treasurer before they can be recorded.

Save time and parking fees by searching for and obtaining copies of documents recorded after 1986 on our land records site You must use a credit card to establish an account that allows you to pay $6 to search our database for 15 minutes (or $24 for 60 minutes) and pay $2 per page for copies.

Stay safe.

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.

We are hiring for a Land Surveyor Engineer position.

You must have a valid State of Michigan professional land surveyor license.If you are interested in applying, go to the link below and apply for the Land Surveyor Engineer, not the Land Surveying Engineer which is in the Department of Public Services. you have questions about this posting or the position, contact these representatives of the Office of Register of Deeds directly:

Harry Kalogerakos or Spring Smith

Do not email Mr. Kalogerakos or Ms. Smith if it does not concern this job notice. If it does not, they will not respond to your email. For information regarding search, copy and recording, select the appropriate tab at the top of the page.