Office of Register of Deeds


Our re-opening will depend upon factors such as (a) a rise or fall in COVID-19 cases, (b) the degree of spread of variant strains of the COVID-19 virus, (c) Wayne County's workplace protocols, and (d) opinions of health officials, including our Public Health Department, that it is safe to reopen.

Send documents to be recorded by US mail, FedEx and UPS. You can also submit documents electronically via an e-recording submitter company, provided the submitter can verify your business's credentials. We will consider emergency recordings. Call 313-506-2528 or 313-224-5441 for consideration.

On-line searching continues to be available at You can also mail in your search request. If you intend to mail it in, complete the Document Request Form found at, under the Search Services and Copy Requests tab.

Thank you for understanding. We hope to see you soon.

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.