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Clerk/Register Of Deeds
Anthony G. Forlini
120 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-7953

Register of Deeds Search Options


Welcome to the Macomb County Register of Deeds "Search Options" page of the Macomb County Clerk / Register of Deeds website.  Below you will find information on how to search for real estate documents by internet, by mail or in person.

Macomb County Real Estate Records Search Form

Search Options


Online Search

There are two convenient ways to access records online. ​​​Pick from the following options:

Basic Document Search & Copies

The easiest method to perform a FREE search of land records in Macomb County.

Using a credit card, you will be able to purchase a document for $6.

Advanced Subscription Document Search & Copies

Search land records (for FREE) by address, legal description or parcel ID #, as well as Names.  Request copies and certified copies of documents.

  • 24 hours for $25
    Each document purchased in this search will be $1 
  • One week for $75
    Each document purchased in this search will be $0.75
  • One month for $250
    Each document purchased in this search will be $0.50

Fraud Guard Alerts

Subscribe to Fraud Guard Alerts -- Fraud Guard is a simple way to help you prevent from being the victim of property fraud. Register your name and when a document is recorded with your name on it you will be notified via email. This gives you early warning of possible property fraud being committed in your name.

Search in Person

There are public computer terminals available in the Register of Deeds Office that can be used free of charge to view Indexes of our records.

Searches performed by the Register of Deeds staff will cost $5 per search and a $1 copy fee per page.

Copies of documents are not made after 4:30 p.m.; however, searches can still be conducted. Copy orders for more than 15 pages will be available the next business day after 12:00 p.m.


Search by Mail

DOWNLOAD the Macomb County Real Estate Records Search Form or in writing to the Register of Deeds and provide the type of document being requested, Grantor/Grantee names, approximate date it was recorded, and either an address, legal description or lot number. Any additional information would be helpful.

Searches performed by the Register of Deeds staff will cost $5 per search and a $1 copy fee per page.

Required Information

Mortgage, Discharge or Assignment

You must provide as much of the following information when searching for a MORTGAGE, DISCHARGE, or ASSIGNMENT

  • Mortgagor's name
  • Mortgagee's name
  • Legal description (not just the address)
  • Year of lien if mortgage
  • Year of recording if discharge or assignment
  • Assignment search: must have name of assignor, assignee, liber and page of mortgage.
  • Discharge search: must have liber and page of mortgage.
  • Stamped self-addressed stamped return envelope.
  • A check for $5 per search (and a $1 copy fee per page).

Death Certificate, Deed Or Land Contract

You must provide as much of the following information when searching for a DEATH CERTIFICATE, DEED OR LAND CONTRACT:

  • Name of Grantor or Grantee
  • Legal Description (not just the address)
  • Approximate year of recording
  • Stamped self-addressed stamped return envelope.
  • A check for $5 per search (and a $1 copy fee per page).


Search Instructions

  • Under “Search Options” and under “Basic Document Search & Copies,” click on “Launch Basic Search.” 
  • You will be taken to a Disclaimer Consent page. Click on “I Accept.”
  • On the new page, click on “Document Search & Copies (Web)”
  • You will then be at the official search screen.
  • Enter the name you would like to search in only one of the boxes:
    >>> Either Party / Notation
    >>> Grantor / Party 1 / Notation
    >>> Grantee / Party 2 / Notation
  • Enter the Last name (space) First name in the field/search box.
  • If you are not sure if the party is a grantor or grantee, just enter the name in the “Either Party/Notation” field.
  • Do not enter any other information for a broader search. 
  • As you type the name, you may see a list pop up, which you can choose the correct name from the list or just keep typing. You may want to search with and without a middle initial/name. For a company name search -- with and without spaces between letters -- do not use punctuation. 
  • Click on “Search” at the bottom right of the screen or press the enter key on your keyboard.
  • Your search results will appear.
  • Click anywhere within a line of search results to see partial additional information and related/referenced documents.
  • To see ALL indexed information, including all legal description(s), all names and any additional index, you MUST click on “view → “.  You will then see all indexed information to the left of the degraded image.
  • You can also click near the top right of a search result on the icon that looks like a square piece of paper to see additional parties, detailed index information and the degraded image of the document.
  • To see a clear copy of the document, you will need to purchase the document.

Purchase a Copy

  • You can click on the icon (top right of a search result) to purchase and download/print the document or click on the shopping cart icon to add (and add other documents to check out and purchase at one time).
  • If you are viewing the degraded image, simply click just above the image on the right “purchase.” You will then have the option to add to your cart or purchase just that document.
  • If you have added documents to your cart and are ready to check-out, you can click on the very top right of the search results screen (icon looks like and cites “cart”).
  • Follow the prompts to complete the purchasing process. When you are finished, the documents will  appear on your screen.
  • You can download the images to a file on your computer or simply print the image. When you close the image, it cannot be retrieved again without purchasing again unless you have downloaded the image to your computer file. 

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Register of Deeds Contact Info

Register of Deeds Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Make An Appointment

  • Make an appointment to visit the Macomb County Clerk's Office Register of Deeds Department at 120 N Main in Mount Clemens.


Fraud Guard Alerts

Fraud Guard Alerts

  • Sign Up for the Macomb County "Fraud Guard Alerts" System

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