Register of Deeds

Welcome to the Eaton County Register of Deeds Office. It is a pleasure to serve as Eaton County Clerk and Register of Deeds. I hope you find this site to be easily accessible and informative. We strive to provide all our customers with accurate, efficient service and a pleasant experience.


New Passport Acceptance Fee

Effective Monday, April 2, 2018, the passport acceptance fee will increase from $25 to $35.
All other fees for passport application services will remain the same.

Filings are accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (warranty deeds until 4:30). Passport applications are accepted weekdays until 4:30 p.m.

E-Record Your Documents

Eaton County Register of Deeds now offers e-recording as an option for delivering your documents to the county for recording. You may now e-record all your deeds, mortgages and other documents online. If you have high-speed Internet access and a scanner, you have what you need to start e-recording. For more information or to get started please visit one of the following e-recording service providers:

Records Search

All records from 1836 to proof date are available online at Record Fusion.

*IF planning on printing multiple documents, put all of the documents under one "print queue", to only be charged an additional $1.00 for the complete transaction.*

Duties & Responsibilities

  • State Statute prescribes the duties of the Register of Deeds. The Register is responsible for receiving, recording and digital storage of all legal documents affecting Real Estate within Eaton County.
  • Documents are checked for Michigan recording requirements.
  • Content and intent are the responsibility of the person preparing the document. Any concerns regarding legal issues, you should consult with an attorney. Employees are not allowed to advise or fill out your document.