Livingston County will be closed on Monday, May 27th in honor of Memorial Day.

It is the duty of the Livingston County Treasurer’s Office to certify each deed before being recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. Certification of a deed affirms that the County Treasurer’s Office has verified that all taxes have been paid on the property, as far back as five years prior to the date of the deed.

Deed Certification Requirements

  • All taxes being paid within 30 days of the date the deed is certified must be paid in certified funds. This includes cash, cashier’s check, or money order.
  • The deed given to the Treasurer’s Office must be the original deed; copies will not be accepted. Please include the parcel number on the deed.

Deed Certification Fees

$5 on tax certifications for all documents that require tax certification

$0.20 per each additional parcel number exceeding 25 parcel numbers

Requirements For Master Deeds (Condominiums & Subdivisions)

  • The deed given to the Treasurer’s Office must be the original deed; copies will not be accepted. Please list the parcel numbers on the bottom of the front page of the master deed.
  • All property taxes on the parcel(s) being certified must be paid up to date. All taxes being paid within 30 days of the date the deed is certified must be paid in certified funds. This includes cash, cashier’s check, or money order.
  • Please allow for a minimum of three days for the deed to be returned to you, as master deeds are more involved and time consuming.

Master Deed Certification Fees

$0.20 per unit/park

Once certified, all deeds should be recorded at the Register of Deeds Office. The office is located in the Historic Courthouse, at 200 E. Grand River, on the third level.

Treasurer’s Office
Jennifer Nash 2024

Jennifer M. Nash
County Treasurer

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Phone

(517) 546-7010

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed County Holidays

Historical Courthouse

200 E Grand River Ave
Howell, MI 48843

Fax

(517) 545-9638