Register of Deeds

You can now signup to protect your most valuable investment 

Barry County Offers Consumer Property Protection Alerts Free Service Alerts Property, Homeowners to Potential Fraud

Property Fraud Alert is an online subscription service offered to the public that allows them to have their name monitored within the Register of Deeds office in order to track possible fraudulent recordings that affects their property.

The threat of mortgage fraud and identity theft crimes continue to rise, and all too often victims of these types of fraudulent activities are unaware their homes or identity have been stolen.  While Property Fraud Alert does not prevent fraud from happening, it does provide an early warning system for property owners to take appropriate actions should they determine possible fraudulent activity has taken place.

A common property fraud scenario involves a criminal filing a bogus deed making it appear that the actual owner had transferred ownership of a parcel to someone else.  The criminal then takes that deed to a bank, fraudulently obtains a mortgage and then disappears with a large amount of money. While it can happen to anyone, perpetrators of property fraud often prey on the elderly, people in long term care facilities, absentee property owners and owners who spent large parts of the year out of town.

With Property Fraud Alert, subscribers will be notified when the name they have submitted is used in any recording activities within the Register of Deeds office. When subscribing to the service, the subscriber will have the option to choose one of the following notification methods; E-Mail or telephone call.

The best protection against property fraud is being proactive. This service is easy to sign up for and offers a little extra peace of mind with just a few clicks of the computer mouse.

Property Fraud Alert is now available by subscription on the web at and selecting Barry, MI from the dropdown menu, or by calling 800-728-3858. The Property Fraud Alert link is also available from the Barry County website.
Barbara D Hurless, Register  bhurless@barrycounty.orgBarb
Worked in office since 08/09/1999  third term as Register
Sharon Dreese  - Part-time Deputy Indexing Specialist
Emily Reed - Deputy 
Office email
Any documents recorded after August 17 th 2021 can be found at Tapestry or Laredo- Documents recorded before August 17th you will have to come into the courthouse at this time to search with out public workstations.  
Search link for Tapestry-

Or by a monthly subscription  to  Laredo  :  Please sign and return to
 Laredo Agreement- this is a paid monthly contract to view are recorded documents

COPIES & SEARCHES- we do not search by phone.  If you have documents you need you can email us at  Tell us just what you are looking for and we will charge you a $5.00 search fee and $1.00 per page or images of documents.  We will email you back with the cost and you can pay with a debit or credit card and we will email you the information. If you do not email then calls with we will help you. 

Pay will gov/pay(Allpaid) at

We do not do title search. 

  • Copy of real estate records, $1 per page
  • Copy of plats of record and any document page over tabloid-size, $2 per page
  • Searching the records and files, per name - 50 cents per year with a minimum fee of $5 if you are not in our office and do not participate in the search process.  Searches conducted by Register of Deeds' staff are "good faith" searches and will be conducted as daily workflow allows
  • To certify a recorded document, $5


  • UCC Search - $6 per name searched State or Federal Tax Lien Certificates - $3 per name searched Copy of UCC filings - $2 per page Copy of State or Federal Tax Lien - $1 per page
  • Certification of any of the above - $5 per record copy
If you are looking for a copy and need it search it cost $5.00 to search for it and $1.00 a page. You can email us at to have the search done but we will need payment before we send your information to you. 

Register of Deeds Office is open to the public. Please be sure your documents are ready to record before coming into the office, including any tax certifications on Land Contracts and Warranty deeds. These tax certifications can be obtained by the County Treasurers Office. 

Barry County Register of Deeds Office
Address: 220 W. State St. Room 102 Hastings, MI, 49058
Phone: (269) 945-1289

The first Constitution of the State of Michigan was adopted by the United States Congress in 1835 establishing the Register of Deeds as the official recording office for all legal documents and instruments pertaining to the transfer and encumbrance of real property (land) located within each county. The duties and responsibilities of the Register of Deeds Office are established by state law to include recording, indexing and retaining documents that convey or encumber real estate located within the County.

If you are a township, village or city employee and need copies of recorded documents for county business use, please email us and we will send you the copies free  or

All Warranty Deeds, Land Contracts, and any document that needs a tax certification must obtain the certification stamp prior to recording at the Register of Deeds Office.  (MCLA 211.135)
Statutory Recordings Fee: 
For entering and Recordings any Deed, Mortgage, Lis Pending's, Certified copy or other instrument: 
Recordings Fee:  $30.00 a documents 
$3.00 shall be added to the recordings fee for each Additional instrument as assigned or discharged.

Copy and search fees set by State Statue
Real Estate Recorded copy $1.00 per page 
UCC Record copy $2.00 per page  
Certificate Fees: Certify a recorded document $5.00 
Search fee set by State Statue 
Searching the Real Estate Records per name $.50 per name - $5.00 minimum fee. 
State Tax Liens Certificate $3.00 per name searched 
Federal Tax Lien Search $3.00 per name searched 
UCC-11 Certificate $6.00 per name searched