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State of Michigan

Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-YES, non-titled spouse must sign if subject property is the homestead
  • Dower/Curtesy-YES, however curtesy is abolished.  Non-titled wife must sign
  • Community Property-NO
Judicial.  There is also a redemption period after a sale of 6 months or 30 days on abandoned property.
Encumbrance Form(s)

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.michigan.gov/lara

Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required.
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First page:  $15.00 for Wayne County only, all others are $14.00.  Additional pages:  $3.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
Minimum 10 point font, maximum paper size 8 1/2 x 14, 2 1/2" across top and 1/2" side and bottom margins.
Mortgage Tax
Transfer Tax
$4.30 per every five hundred dollars or fraction thereof.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Annual Summer is typically due between July and September.  Annual Winter is typically due February.

Bankruptcy Counties
Bay, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Ingham, Kalamazoo, Kent, Marquette, and Wayne.

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