Houghton County Office Directory

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


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


Jennifer Lorenz - Register of Deeds
Mary Ann Krug - Deputy Register
Linda Fredrickson - Senior Accounts Processor
Alicia Turino - Senior Accounts Processor
The Register of Deeds office maintains an index and copy of all recorded documents pertaining to property located within the county.
  • Tract Index Fee: $16.00 / hour

Records On File For Houghton County

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Miscellaneous
  • Land Corners
  • Plats
  • Surveys

Recording Fees

$14.00 - First Page ( $4.00 MSSR fee for remonumentation is included)

$ 3.00 - Each additional or attached page per document

$ 3.00 - Each additional assignment or discharge for documents assigning or
             Discharging more than one instrument

$ 5.00 - Treasurerís Certificate -- Warranty Deeds, deeds which contain a
             covenant of warranty, Land Contracts or Assignment of Land Contracts
             must have a tax certificate. 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 Treasurerís 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


$105.00 under 16 years of age valid for 5 years: 15 and under need both parents signatures and birth record along with old passport if renewing. Ages 16 and 17 must have one parent sign. 16 years and older valid for 10 years cost $135.00.