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Home Recording Requirements
Michigan Recording Requirements PDF Print E-mail
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  FORM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Paper:
  •  8 1/2" by 11" accepted
  • 8 1/2" by 14" (maximum accepted)

Deeds:

  • Form L-4260 - Property Transfer Affidavit
  • Form L-4258 - Real Estate Transfer Tax Valuation Affidavit
  • Legal Description
  • Previous Recorded Information Required
Non-Standard Fee:
  • Not Accepted
 
Lost Affidavit:
 
Margins:
  •  First Page: 2 1/2" Top; 1/2" other sides.
  • Other Pages: 1/2"
   
Death Certificate:
  • No affidavit required
Print:
  •  Black Ink Only (blue not acceptable)
  • 10 point font minimum
   
Power of Attorney:
  •  Original Only(copies not accepted)
  • Legal Description
Preparer Info:
  • Name and Address
   COMMON REJECTION REASONS:
Vesting:
  •  No unique requirements
 
  •  Legal description missing/inadequate
Martial Status:
  •  Must state the marital status of all male grantors
 
  •  Notary acknowledgement incomplete/inadequate
APN/PID Number:
  • Not Required
 
  • Notary used blue ink
Witnesses:
  •  None required
 
  • Marital status of borrower not listed
Printed Names:
  • Required below all signatures
 
  • Printed names beneath signatures missing
Legal:
  • Must correctly cite municipality (township/cit/village)
  • Include state, county, and municipality in 1st paragraph
  • Must accompany all instruments
 
  • Margins incorrect
Notary:
  • Must state "Acting in ..." if not acting in the county commissioned
  • Date of Acknowledgment
  • Expiration Date of Notary
  • Stamp or Seal not required if notary is commissioned in Michigan state
   

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

As of April 1, 2004, the notary acknowledgement shall appear as follows:


(Notary's Signature)

______________________________________________________

(printed name of notary)


Notary Public, State of Michigan,

County of (County notary is commissioned in)

My commission expires (commission expiration date)

Acting in the County of (County acknowledged in)

 


 

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