Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Crawford County

Where is the Crawford County Clerk/Register of Deeds's Office that files mechanic liens?

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Crawford County Register of Deeds Office located at:

200 W Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: (989) 348-2841
Fax: (989 344-3223
Email: smoore@crawfordco.org

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
(closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch)

What is Crawford County's Recording Backlog?

The Crawford County Register of Deeds Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Crawford County?

If your construction project is located in Crawford County, then yes, you should file your lien here.

What are Crawford County's requirements for recording a mechanics lien?

The Crawford County Register of Deeds Office’s recording requirements are as follows:

1. Signatures must be original and names must be typed, stamped or printed beneath all written signatures. MCLA 565.201 (a)(e)

2. No discrepancy in the names shall exist between the printed names of such person, as appears either in the signature, the acknowledgment or jurat. MCLA 565.201 (b)

3. Instruments conveying or mortgaging any interest in real estate shall state the marital status of any male grantors. MCLA 565.221

4. The addresses of all parties must appear on any instrument by which title to any interest therein is conveyed, assigned, encumbered or otherwise disposed of. MCLA 565.201 (a) (f)

5. The name and address of the person who drafted the document must appear on the documents executed in Michigan. MCLA 565.201A, 565.203

6. Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate executed in Michigan must have an acknowledgment by a notary public. MCLA 565.8

7. A certified copy of the death certificate or proof of death must be recorded when the instrument of conveyance states “survivor” in the grantor’s section. MCLA 565.48

8. Court orders must be certified and sealed by the clerk of the court to be eligible for recording. MCLA 565.401, 565.411

9. There must be sufficient space available on the document to apply the recording information or an additional page fee must be paid.

10. THE DEFINITION OF A PAGE: One side of a single sheet of paper not larger than 8 1/2” x 14” with print not smaller than 8 point type (9 lines per inch), which shall be legible and on paper of not less than 13 (17 x 220500) pound weight. MCLA 565.201 (g)

What are the margin & page size requirements to file a lien in Crawford County?

The Crawford County Register of Deeds Office’s page requirements are as follows:

There must be sufficient space available on the document to apply the recording information or an additional page fee must be paid.

THE DEFINITION OF A PAGE: One side of a single sheet of paper not larger than 8 1/2” x 14” with print not smaller than 8 point type (9 lines per inch), which shall be legible and on paper of not less than 13 (17 x 220500) pound weight. MCLA 565.201 (g)

What are the filing fees to record a mechanics lien in Crawford County?

The Crawford County Register of Deeds Office’s recording fees are as follows:

Effective on October 1st, 2016, all documents will cost $30.00 to record regardless of the number of pages.

For a document that assigns or discharges more than 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

Recording fees are set by the Michigan Legislature. Public acts 224 through 232 of 2016 have set the new fees.

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Crawford County Clerk/Register of Deeds's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Crawford County Register of Deeds Office located at:

200 W Michigan Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: (989) 348-2841
Fax: (989 344-3223
Email: smoore@crawfordco.org

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm
(closed 12pm – 1pm for lunch)

You can also search for Crawford County’s records online at: http://recording.crawfordco.org/Clerk/Register of Deeds/web/

Images may be purchased on a document by document basis.

Note that you must contact the Chief Deputy Register of Deeds Bonnie Cherven at bcherven@crawfordco.org to receive and pay for all copies of documents.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copy, real estate records, per page: $1.00
Copy, State or Federal Tax Lien, per page: $1.00
Fee for certification of any of the above copies, per document: $1.00
Search Fee of any of the above copies, minimum fee: $5.00
State tax lien search certificate: $3.00
Federal tax lien search certificate: $3.00

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