MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: St. Clair County Register of Deeds


For recording any deed, mortgage, lis pendens, certified copy, or other instrument:
First page $  14.00
Each additional page $  3.00*
Any Deed/Land Contract requiring a tax certificate $  1.00
(Effective 07/01/2015 this fee is increased to $5.00)
Any document which assigns or discharges more than one instrument (MCL 600.2567(1)(a)):
$3.00 shall be added to the recording fee for each additional instrument so assigned or discharged.

Tax Certificates:

A tax certificate must be obtained prior to recording any of the following (MCLA 211.135):
  • Warranty Deed
  • A deed which contains a covenant of warranty
  • Land Contract
  • Assignment of Land Contract with warranty clause
Please note the Treasurer’s office is responsible for tax certifying documents that require tax certification. The Treasurer’s hours of over-the-counter certification are from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Click here for more information.

Michigan Real Estate Transfer Tax:

County Transfer Tax Fee  $1.10 per thousand dollar sale amount stated on deed
State Transfer Tax Fee $7.50 per thousand dollar sale amount stated on deed


Copy, real estate records, per page: $1.00
Copy, U.C.C. filing, per page: $2.00
Copy, State or Federal Tax Lien, per page $1.00
Copy, Plats of Record $2.00 per page
Fee for certification of any of the above copies, per document $1.00

Fixture Filings:

MCLA 440.9403, MSA 19.9403 ( to be recorded in real estate records)
Standard form: $15.00
(included record owners) These fees will apply to any Amendment, Assignment, Continuation and Partial Release filed.
Termination of fixture filing - $15.00

Contact Information

St. Clair County Register of Deeds
200 Grand River Avenue, Suite 103
Port Huron, MI 48060

Phone: (810) 989-6930
Fax: (810) 985-4795
Email: Register of Deeds