Real Estate Documents
The duties and responsibilities of the Register of Deeds are recording, maintenance, and security of all real estate records for Barry County. We also assist customers with retrieving and obtaining copies of real estate records.
The index of recorded documents dating back to August of 1986 Liber 435 is available to view online. The Register of Deeds Office does not perform searches over the phone.
Please e-mail any questions or requests to Michigan House & Senate Change Treasurer’s Fees
Barbara D Hurless , Barry County Register of Deeds, wants citizens and submitters of land documents to be aware of the legislation passed by the House and Senate, and signed by Governor Snyder May 26, 2015.
House Bill 4075 has changed state law regarding fees associated with the purchase of tax records and tax certifications required on some documents recorded for the public record.
The bill increases the fee from $1.00 to $5.00 on tax certifications for documents such as warranty deeds, land contracts, and condominium master deeds among others.
Please be sure your $5.00 check for certification of documents is made out to the Barry County Treasurers Office and not to the Register of Deeds Office. We will not accept the $5.00 added into the recordings checks, it must be separate for the Treasurer’s office.
**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 the Michigan Remonumentation and Register Automation fees. For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument, the cost will be $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30 flat fee). To tax certify a recorded document will cost $5 and copies remain $1 per page.
NOTE: The Register of Deeds documents cannot be searched by an address and you will not be able to view the documents on line, just the index of our records. If you have only an address, you may use the PROPERTY/PARCELSEARCH located on the Barry County website. This information is derived from the property tax assessment rolls and is designed for reference purposes only, this search is not a part of the Register of Deeds Office and is only updated once a year by County Assessors.