Register of Deeds
220 W. State St. Room 102
Hastings, MI, 49058
Phone: (269) 945-1289
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
We take the last walk-in customer in the office at 4:50 p.m.
- Barbara Hurless: Register of Deeds
- Penny Huss: Chief Deputy
- April Staines: Deputy
- Belinda L Shumate: Abstractor
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 Michigan Remonumentation and Registers of Deeds Automation Fee. For a document that assigns or discharges more then 1 instruments $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30.00 flat fee) To certify a recorded document $5.oo; copies remain at $1.00 per page and search fees at .50 cents for each year searched with a minimum of $5.00 – excepting tract index searches, contact the Abstract Office for fees.