Register of Deeds
Livingston County, MichiganRegister of Deeds

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Register of Deeds
Court House
200 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm
Phone: 517.546.0270
Fax: 517.546.5966

Register of Deeds

General Public Users:  Access our documents online

General Public Users can also search at Tapestry for a fee of $6.95 (and $1 per page purchased).

***Note: Tapestry cannot search Units in Condominiums***

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Title Companies and Professionals:  Please see our list of Research and Record Services page

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NOTICE: Effective January 2023, our County uses the Swift program for hard-copy submissions (mail or over-the-counter): supply your email and we will return a recorded copy of your document as soon as it's Indexed (same-day). 

WE WILL ONLY RETURN THE ORIGINAL HARD COPY WHEN POSTAGE IS PAID. Specify if you want the hard copy IN ADDITION TO or INSTEAD OF the official email. Postage-paid means either an SASE of appropriate size, or $1 paid at the time of recording.


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Brandon Denby, Livingston County Register of Deeds photo Welcome to the Livingston County Register of Deeds website.  You will find this site a useful resource for questions regarding: all real estate records within the county, state recording requirements, and the ability to search for documents of record.  The Register of Deeds is keenly aware of the importance of the records entrusted to its perpetual safekeeping.  Recorded documents are constructive notice of their contents, may be admitted into evidence and are prima facie proof of the events they purport to memorialize. 

The office of the Register of Deeds' duty is to record, index into a searchable database, and to preserve these records and their integrity while protecting individual property rights, and to do so in a timely manner.

     -Brandon Denby, Register of Deeds

Imagine a country where nobody can identify who owns what, addresses cannot be easily verified, people cannot be made to pay their debts, resources cannot conveniently be turned into money, ownership cannot be divided into shares, descriptions of assets are not standardized and cannot be easily compared and the rules that govern property vary from neighborhood to neighborhood or even from street to street. -  Hernando DeSoto, The Mystery of Capital, page 15

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