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(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.

 

E-Record Your Documents

Bay County Register of Deeds now offers eRecording as an option for delivering your documents to the county for recording. You may now e-record all of your deeds, mortgages and other documents online. If you have high-speed Internet access and a scanner, you have what you need to start e-recording. For more information or to get started, call 1-800-460-5657 or visit Simplifile.com.

 

 

 
 

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Card Index (1958-1984)  






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




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