Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Isabella County

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

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

Isabella County Building
Register of Deeds – Rm 220
200 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Ph: (989) 317-4089
Fx: (989) 953-7219
E-mail: registerofdeeds@isabellacounty.org

Office hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Except holidays

What is Isabella County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Isabella County?

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

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

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

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

* No discrepancy in the names shall exist between the printed names of such person, as appears either in the body of the instrument, the signature, the acknowledgement, or jurat. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (b)

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

* 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 Sec. 1

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

* Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate executed in Michigan must be acknowledged by a notary public. MCLA 565.8

* 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

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

* The documents submitted for recording must be legible. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(iv)

* Documents must have a margin of unprinted space at least 2 1/2 inches at the top of the 1st page and at least 1/2 inch on all remaining sides of the 1st page, on each additional page there must be a margin of 1/2 inch on all sides. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(i)

* Documents must display on the first line of print on the first page a single statement identifying the recordable event that the instrument evidences. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(ii); 565.201 Sec. 3

* The type of the form must be printed with black ink and with type size of at least 10-point type. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(iii)(iv)

* The paper on which the document is printed must be white and not less than 20-pound weight. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (h)(iv)

* The size of the document and any attachment thereto must be at least 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, and at most 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(v)(vi)

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

Documents must have a margin of unprinted space at least 2 1/2 inches at the top of the 1st page and at least 1/2 inch on all remaining sides of the 1st page, on each additional page there must be a margin of 1/2 inch on all sides. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(i)

Documents must display on the first line of print on the first page a single statement identifying the recordable event that the instrument evidences. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(ii); 565.201 Sec. 3

The type of the form must be printed with black ink and with type size of at least 10-point type. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(iii)(iv)

The paper on which the document is printed must be white and not less than 20-pound weight. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (h)(iv)

The size of the document and any attachment thereto must be at least 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, and at most 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1 (f)(v)(vi)

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

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

$30.00 flat fee per document
$3.00 for each additional liber & page listed
(one is included at no charge)

Make sure to include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of mailed documents.

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

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

Isabella County Building
Register of Deeds – Rm 220
200 N. Main Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

Ph: (989) 317-4089
Fx: (989) 953-7219
E-mail: registerofdeeds@isabellacounty.org

Office hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Except holidays

All records are open to the public during business hours.

Access to a copy of a lien may require paying a fee.

You can also search Isabella County’s Land Records online at:
https://www.uslandrecords.com/uslr/UslrApp/index.jsp

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