600.2567 Fees of register of deeds; imposition of fee by charter county; "page" defined.
(1) Except as provided in subsection (3), a register of deeds is entitled to the following fees, which are not taxable as costs except as indicated:
(a) For entering and recording a deed, mortgage, certified copy of an attachment, notice of the pendency of a suit, or other instrument, $8.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional and succeeding page. The fee shall be paid when the deed, mortgage, certified copy of an attachment, notice of the pendency of a suit, or other instrument is left for record. The register of deeds shall deposit $5.00 of the total fee collected for each recording into the automation fund if a fund has been established under section 2568. For any document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument, $3.00 shall be added to the recording fee for each additional instrument assigned or discharged.
(b) For copies of any records or papers, if required, $1.00 per page, taxable as costs if otherwise allowed.
(c) For a seal to exemplification, $1.00.
(d) For searching the records and files, on request, by the office of the register of deeds, 50 cents for each year for which grantor/grantee searches are made, with a minimum fee of $5.00, except that the fee for tract index searches shall be based upon the cost of establishing and maintaining a tract index.
(e) For filing every other paper, and making an entry of it, if necessary, $1.00, unless otherwise specifically provided for.
(f) For searching for every other paper, on request, by the office of the register of deeds, $1.00 for each paperexamined.
(2) In addition to any other fees prescribed in subsection (1) or (3), a register of deeds shall collect a fee of $2.00 for entering and recording a deed, mortgage, certified copy of an attachment, notice of the pendency of a suit, or other instrument. The fee shall be paid when the deed, mortgage, certified copy of an attachment, notice of the pendency of a suit, or other instrument is left for record.
(3) A charter county may impose a fee schedule by ordinance or resolution with different amounts than the amounts prescribed by subsection (1). A charter county shall not impose a fee that is greater than the cost of the service for which the fee is charged.
(4) As used in this section, "page" means 1 side of a single sheet of paper at least 8-1/2 inches by 11 inches in length and not exceeding 8-1/2 inches by 14 inches in length and not less than 20-pound weight.
History: 1961, Act 236, Eff. Jan. 1, 1963 ;-- Am. 1963, Act 240, Eff. Sept. 6, 1963 ;-- Am. 1964, Act 179, Eff. Jan. 1, 1965 ;-- Am. 1972, Act 102, Eff. Jan. 1,1973 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 127, Eff. July 1, 1984 ;-- Am. 1984, Act 300, Imd. Eff. Dec. 21, 1984 ;-- Am. 1990, Act 346, Eff. Jan. 1, 1991 ;-- Am. 2002, Act 698, Eff. Mar. 31, 2003 ;-- Am. 2004, Act 538, Eff. Mar. 30, 2005