Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Houghton County

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

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

Houghton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: 906.482.1311
Fax: 906-483-0364
E-mail: countyclerk@houghtoncounty.net

Hours

Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Register of Deeds office has a daily cutoff time for recording at 3:30 p.m.

What is Houghton County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Houghton County?

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

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

How can I make payment to the Houghton County Clerk/Register of Deeds's Office?

The Houghton County Register of Deeds Office accepts check payments. Checks should be made payable to the Houghton County Register of Deeds.

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

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

Recording Fees

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 Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees.

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).

For documents which contain a covenant of warranty, Warranty Deeds, Covenant Deeds, Land Contracts or Assignment of Land Contracts, $5.00 to certify (in addition to the $30.00 flat fee).

Remember — transfer tax is still separate from all of these fees.

Checks should be made payable to the Houghton County Register of Deeds.
The $4.00 M.S.S.R. is not assessed on Fixture Fillings, State and Federal Liens, State Deeds, Plats, or Treasurer’s tax reversion documents.

Search & Copy Fees

State Tax Lien Certificate Search
$3.00/ name search

Federal Tax Lien Certificate Search
$3.00/ name search

Real estate record copy
$1.00/ page

Plat copy
$2.00/ page

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

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

Houghton County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
401 E. Houghton Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: 906.482.1311
Fax: 906-483-0364
E-mail: countyclerk@houghtoncounty.net

Hours

Monday – Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Register of Deeds office has a daily cutoff time for recording at 3:30 p.m.

Copy fees are as follows:

Real estate record copy: $1.00 per page
Certification Fee: $5.00

Tapestry

You can search for Houghton County Land Records online at:
https://tapestry.fidlar.com/Tapestry2/

Tapestry is an on-demand service designed for occasional users. All documents are available from July 1995 to present. Users pay $6.95 per search and $1.00 per page for each document PRINTED. Documents can be viewed at no charge. No user agreement is required and there is no recurring expense other than search and document charges.

Laredo

You can also search the Houghton County Official Public Record online at: https://www.fidlar.com/Laredo.aspx

Laredo is a subscription based service for professionals that allows users to search the Houghton County Official Public Record with the same software that is available in the county office. For a monthly fee, users will be able to search records from the comfort of their home or office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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