Deed Certification

Deed Certification

It is the duty of the Livingston County Treasurer's Office to certify each deed before being recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. Certification of a deed affirms that the County Treasurer's Office has verified that all taxes have been paid on the property, as far back as 5 years prior to the date of the deed. All taxes being paid within 30 days of the date the deed is certified must be paid in certified funds. This includes cash, cashier's check or money order.

The deed given to the Treasurer's Office must be the original deed - copies will not be accepted. Please also include the parcel number on the deed.

Fees for deed certification are as follows:

$5.00 on tax certifications for all documents that require the tax certification.
$0.20 per each additional parcel number exceeding 25 parcel numbers.

MASTER DEEDS FOR CONDOMINIUMS AND SUBDIVISIONS:

The deed given to the Treasurer's Office must be the original deed - copies will not be accepted. Please also list the parcel numbers on the bottom of the front page of master deed.

All property taxes on the parcel(s) being certified must be paid up to date. All taxes being paid within 30 days of the date the deed is certified must be paid in certified funds. This includes cash, cashier's check or money order.

Please allow for a minimum of 3 days for deed to be returned to you, as master deeds are more involved and time consuming.
 

Fees for master deed certification are as follows:

$0.20 per unit/park

ONCE CERTIFIED, ALL DEEDS SHOULD BE RECORDED AT THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE. THE OFFICE IS ALSO LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC COURTHOUSE, AT 200 E. GRAND RIVER, ON THE LOWER LEVEL. 

Did You Know That?

  • Public terminals are available in the County Treasurer’s office for viewing property information
  • Address changes are submitted to your local township/city
  • We offer Plat Books for sale
  • Check the Michigan Department of Treasury site for Livingston County Properties being sold for tax default