Property Title Searches in Michigan (MI)

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With a population of nearly 10.12 million, Michigan is the 10th-largest state by population and the 11th-largest by area. Lansing is the state’s capital, and Detroit is its largest city. Metro Detroit is one of the country’s most populous and largest metropolitan economies.

A Beginner's Guide to Conducting a Property Title Search in Michigan

When conducting a property search in Michigan, you will need to search in a couple of places.

  • Assessor and Tax Collector: Properties are assessed and taxed by the city/township of where the property is located. If the taxes fall delinquent, they get passed over to the county collector.
  • Register of Deeds: This is where all of the recorded documents affecting the property are found. Such documents include deeds, mortgages, assignments, modifications, judgments, liens, etc.

Comparing the Costs of Title Searches in Michigan

Type of Search


O&E Report (Residential)


Two Owner Search (Residential)


30-Year Search (Residential)


Title Update


Chain of Title Search


Commercial O&E Report


Price depends on the county; lowest price shown. Prices are subject to change.

Michigan title search

Liens and Judgments in Michigan: Where to Find Them

Liens and judgments are claims for unpaid debts. Some debts can even attach to the property. A judgment or lien is first filed in civil court. In order for the judgment or lien to affect real estate, it must then get recorded in the county recorder’s office. If the judgment doesn’t get recorded, then it will not affect the property.

Michigan Counties Served

  • Alcona
  • Alger
  • Allegan
  • Alpena
  • Antrim
  • Arenac
  • Baraga
  • Barry
  • Bay
  • Benzie
  • Berrien
  • Branch
  • Calhoun
  • Cass
  • Charlevoix
  • Cheboygan
  • Chippewa
  • Clare
  • Clinton
  • Crawford
  • Delta
  • Dickinson
  • Eaton
  • Emmet
  • Genesee
  • Gladwin
  • Gogebic
  • Grand Traverse
  • Gratiot
  • Hillsdale
  • Houghton
  • Huron
  • Ingham
  • Ionia
  • Iosco
  • Iron
  • Isabella
  • Jackson
  • Kalamazoo
  • Kalkaska
  • Kent
  • Keweenaw
  • Lake
  • Lapeer
  • Leelanau
  • Lenawee
  • Livingston
  • Luce
  • Mackinac
  • Macomb
  • Manistee
  • Marquette
  • Mason
  • Mecosta
  • Menominee
  • Midland
  • Missaukee
  • Monroe
  • Montcalm
  • Montmorency
  • Muskegon
  • Newaygo
  • Oakland
  • Oceana
  • Ogemaw
  • Ontonagon
  • Osceola
  • Oscoda
  • Otsego
  • Ottawa
  • PresqueIsle
  • Roscommon
  • Saginaw
  • Saint Clair
  • Saint Joseph
  • Sanilac
  • Schoolcraft
  • Shiawassee
  • Tuscola
  • Van Buren
  • Washtenaw
  • Wayne and Wexford

Frequently Asked Questions
from Customers in Michigan

When to Hire a Professional for Your Property Title Search?

A professional should always be enlisted to conduct a property title search. A company like ProTitleUSA who has years of experience and a vast knowledge of the title industry can ensure that an accurate search is completed.

How long does it take to get a title report in MI?

A property search is usually finalized within 24-48 business hours, but with our expedite service option, it can be done within four hours.


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