Register of Deeds

Bay County Building
Suite 102
515 Center Avenue
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5122

 Brandon Krause

Register of Deeds

                                 Voice (989) 895-4228
Fax (989) 895-4296
    TDD/TTY (989)895-4049

Register of Deeds is responsible for recording, indexing and maintaining the records of all deeds, mortgages, liens, and other legal documents affecting real estate in Bay County along with many other miscellaneous legal documents. The Register's office provides customer service to the residents of Bay County as well as many businesses (credit bureaus, lending institutions, attorneys, title companies, insurance companies, realtors, etc.)in the county and surrounding areas. The records in the Register of Deeds office are used extensively by many of these businesses to assist in making financial decisions. Some of the services, in addition to the daily customer service provided by the Register of Deeds office are typed lien searches, typed UCC searches, record copying and mortgage reporting.

There are no time constraints on research hours. The records are available from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Our records may be searched via the link shown below.  The records you will have access to will be a general name index only. Records are from 1985 to current.  To access the site you must accept the terms and conditions of use.  Once accepting, use the Guest Login.  This will allow you to search by name.  In the Step 3 Box type last name, comma, space, and the first couple letters of the first name.  i.e. Doe, Jo (instead of typing in the entire first name of John).  Should you have any questions with the website, please feel free to call the office.  The website is best suited for Microsoft Internet Explorer and may not work properly with other browsers.


Bay County Searches
Search Land Records
Property Tax Query             
Property Access Center
Tax Maps
Card Index (1958-1984)  
Recording Information

Recording Fees
Recording Requirements

Exemptions - State
Exemptions - County

Other Informational Websites
Michigan Association of Register of Deeds (MARD)
Bay City, City of
Cemeteries, Bay County
Bay Journal Searches


Notary Search
Subdivision/Plat Search
Corporate Entity Search            
Oil and Gas Information Forms
Affidavit of Affixture of Manufactured Home
Agricultural Affidavit
Construction Claim of Lien
Construction Sworn Statement
Construction Full Conditional Waiver
Construction Full Unconditional Waiver
Construction Partial Conditional Waiver
Construction Partial Unconditional Waiver
Discharge of Construction Lien
Notice of Commencement Commercial Property
Notice of Commencement Residential Property
Notice of Furnishings
Proof of Service - Claim of Lien
Proof of Service - Notice of Furnishings

Property Transfer Affidavit  
NOTE:  These are to be filed with local city or township assessor - not Register of Deeds.

Request to Rescind Qualified Agricultural Property Exemption
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