Register of Deeds
Livingston County, MichiganRegister of Deeds
Register of Deeds
Court House
200 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843
Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm
Ph: 517.546.0270
Tract Ph: 517.546.2530
Fax: 517.546.5966

Register of Deeds

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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