Property Title Searches in Michigan (MI)
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)
Chain of Title Search
Commercial O&E Report
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
Michigan is divided into the following counties:
- Grand Traverse
- Saint Clair
- Saint Joseph
- Van Buren
- Wayne and Wexford
Frequently Asked Questions
from Customers in Michigan
How long does it take to get a title report in MI?
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