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Register of Deeds Office
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Jackson County property owners can remove deed restrictions or covenants from deeds. In Michigan, the Discharge of Restrictive Covenants Act was signed in 2022 allowing the removal of restrictive language that restricts ownership or occupancy. If a Jackson County Property owner would like to remove a deed restriction, they can refer to Enrolled House Bill No 4416 for recording requirements. Completed document can be presented to the Jackson County Register of Deeds along with recording fees to be recorded. This process removes and abolishes the original document of any restriction, covenant, or condition, including a right of entry or possibility of reverter, that purports to restrict occupancy or ownership of property on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, familial status, national origin, or other class protected by the fair housing act, title VIII of the civil rights act of 1968, Public Law 90-284, and the discharge of prohibited restrictive covenants act.
Search Deeds Online
You can now do a grantor or grantee name search for deeds, mortgages and miscellaneous documents dating from 1964 back to 1800.
Recording requirements and recommendations in Jackson County.
Better understand the statutory fees for Jackson County through the Register of Deeds department.
Escrow Account Setup
If you would like to set up an escrow account for the purchase of copies and land search capability please fill out this form.
Transfer tax fees may be added to the recording fees and one check made out to Register of Deeds for the correct recording amount.
Better understand the exemptions for Jackson County.
View information regarding state exemptions from the Register of Deeds.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Register of Deeds office will be closed for several holidays throughout the year.
Searching & Printing Documents Online
This PDF file is a guide to searching and printing public record documents on the Register of Deeds website.