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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
Click here to see the Return Mail Policy
Effective January 1, 2019.

In 2008 the Alcona County Register of Deeds office enacted a return mail policy.  The policy is currently in place and states that a self-addressed return stamped envelope is required for the return of the recorded document.  This policy has been overlooked in the past and documents are sent back when not accompanied by a return envelope.  Due to budget constraints that the county is facing the Register of Deeds office will be strictly adhering to the return mail policy effective January 1, 2019.

Please note the following changes to the return mail policy starting January1, 2019.

Original recorded documents not accompanied by a self-addressed return stamped envelope will be held at the office for pick up during normal business hours for a period of 90 days after recording.

Original recorded documents may be returned by mail upon request to the Register of Deeds office after sufficient postage paid is received

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

The Register of Deeds office is the official recording office for all legal documents affecting real property.  The duties of the Register of Deeds are prescribed by state law.  Documents are recorded by a uniform system and statutory fees set by the state legislature.  These documents include but are not limited to: Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Mortgages, Land Contracts, Releases, Liens, Plats, Surveys, and other miscellaneous documents designated by state law to record.


Recording Fee:

$30.00 per document

Assignments and Discharges:

$3.00 for each additional instrument assigned or discharged

Tax Certification:

$5.00 (payable to “Alcona County Treasurer”) up to 5 descriptions, $0.20 per additional description over 5

Checks for tax certification must be made payable to the Alcona County Treasurer.  Checks made payable to the incorrect party will result in the document being returned unrecorded.

Copy Fee:

$1.00 per page Real Estate Record

$2.00 per page U.C.C. Record

Certification Fee:

$5.00 per document plus $1.00 for each page copied

Search Fee:

$0.50 per year – $5.00 minimum fee per name searched

$3.00 State Tax Lien per name searched

$3.00 Federal Tax Lien per name search

This office does not prepare documents or answer legal questions.  Please see an attorney for document preparation and legal advice.


Documents may be mailed for recording.  Appropriate fees and self-addressed stamped envelopes must accompany the documents.  Checks for recording should be made payable to the Alcona County Register of Deeds, tax certification checks must be made payable to the Alcona County Treasurer.  Checks made payable for the incorrect amount or incorrect party may result in a delay of recording.  Please see the Notice of Refund Policy.


Any overpayment of $10.00 or less received by mail for recording will be forfeited to the county. Documents submitted for recording by mail wherein the check for recording fees exceeds ten dollars will be returned to the submitting party. Documents submitted for recording in person will not be recorded if the checks for recording fees exceed ten dollars. If the check for recording fees is ten dollars or less, the overpayment will be forfeited to record the documents if the submitting party is in agreement.