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Register of Deeds

106 5th Street, P.O. Box 269
Harrisville, MI 48740
Phone (989) 724-9450
Fax: (989) 724-9459

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am – Noon and 1:00pm – 4:30pm
Closed Legal and County Holidays

Melissa A. Cordes
Register of Deeds


Nancy Somers
Deputy Register

Effective October 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan

Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30.00 to record, this cost is inclusive of the Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees.
 For a document that assigns or discharges more then 1 instrument $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30.00 flat fee).
To certify a recorded document $5.00; copies remain at $1.00 per page and search fees remain at 50 cents for each year searched with a minimum of $5.00 — excepting tract index searches, contact your local Register.
 If you have any questions, please contact your local Register of Deeds or refer to MCL 500.2567



The Register of Deeds is the official recording office for all legal papers and instruments pertaining to the transfer and encumbrances of all land and properties within Alcona County.  After a document is recorded, it becomes a public record, which can be reviewed or copied by any person. The Register of Deeds Office does not keep the original documents; instead, the transaction is recorded in a book called a “liber” which is stamped on the deed or document. A copy or image of the document is then made for permanent record.

This office DOES NOT PREPARE DOCUMENTS and DOES NOT ANSWER LEGAL QUESTIONS. Please contact an attorney if you need legal assistance.

Mailing & Payment Information
Documents can be hand delivered or mailed in for recording. Appropriate fees and self-addressed stamped envelopes must accompany the recordings. Checks and money orders are acceptable for payment. Checks must have the account holder’s and bank’s name and address on them and may not be more than 90 days old. Checks made payable directly to the Register of Deeds for the correct amount will be accepted.  Your check to the Register of Deeds will be for the Recording Fees only.  You will need a separate check made payable to the Alcona County Treasurer for the $5.00 tax certification on Warranty Deeds and Land Contracts.  Please check all documents and fees thoroughly before submitting to ensure recordability.

Statutory Fees/Copy and Search Fees/Refund Policy

STATUTORY FEES: For entering and recording DEEDS, MORTGAGES, LIS PENDENS, CERTIFIED COPIES OF COURT DOCUMENTS, or other instruments: •    Effective October 1, 2016, recording fees for all documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office will be $30.00 regardless of the number of pages.  The fee of $3. after the first instrument reference remains in …