Register of Deeds

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Recording Requirements


Register Of Deeds Staff

Welcome to the Livingston County Register of Deeds website. You will find this site a useful resource for questions regarding: all real estate records within the county, state recording requirements, and the ability to search for documents of record. The Register of Deeds is keenly aware of the importance of the records entrusted to its perpetual safekeeping. Recorded documents are constructive notice of their contents, may be admitted into evidence and are prima facie proof of the events they purport to memorialize.

The Register of Deeds office primary duty is to record all presented public records and index them into a searchable database. It is our responsibility to preserve these records and their integrity while protecting individual property rights. We are charged with doing this in a timely manner and with a high degree of accuracy.

-Brandon Denby, Register of Deeds

“Imagine a country where nobody can identify who owns what, addresses cannot be easily verified, people cannot be made to pay their debts, resources cannot conveniently be turned into money, ownership cannot be divided into shares, descriptions of assets are not standardized and cannot be easily compared and the rules that govern property vary from neighborhood to neighborhood or even from street to street.”

– Hernando DeSoto, The Mystery of Capital, page 15

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Register of Deeds
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Brandon Denby
Register of Deeds

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