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Document Recording Statistics

  • Statistics Overview
    Documents Recorded 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
    Deed Related Documents 1,344 1,486 1,250 754 671
    Master Deeds 2 1 8 12 18
    Quit Claim Deeds 2,540 2,946 2,934 2,452 2,657
    Sheriff Deeds 827 552 359 235 187
    Warranty Deeds 4,846 6,224 7,347 7,646 8,174
    Total Deeds 9,559 11,210 11,898 11,099 11,707
    Assignment of Mortgages 1,585 1,934 2,003 1,195 1,411
    Discharge of Mortgages 12,383 14,776 14,905 10,482 12,226
    Mortgages 10,649 13,816 13,527 10,520 12,524
    Mortgage Related Documents 2,800 3,028 2,951 1,562 1,689
    Total Mortgages 27,417 33,554 33,386 23,759 27, 850
    Liens 587 697 638 453 430
    Federal Tax Liens 338 244 244 179 179
    Lien Related Documents 1,425 1,567 1,153 1,821 1,771
    MESC Tax Liens 415 379 160 1,051 417
    State Tax Liens 627 612 723 660 405
    Total Liens 3,392 3,499 2,918 4,187 3,202
    Certificate of Trusts 1,171 1,425  1,478  1,297 1,314
    Death Certificates 816 944  980 1,075 972
    Miscellaneous Documents 4,017 4,435 4,030 3,832 3,646
    Notice of Commencement 262 373  509  527 554
    Power of Attorney 396 473 521 450 525
    Total Miscellaneous 6,662 7,650 7,518 7,181 7,011
    Total Documents 47,030 55,913 55,720 46,226 49,770
  • Warranty Deeds

    Month 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    January 625 479 466 414 270 327 383 426 574 503 505 569
    February 475 439 456 355 214 315 297 359 426 400 457 513
    March 603 546 421 386 305 366 406 470 507 498 598 626
    April 587 515 436 428 332 378 386 467 499 527 531 553
    May 685 565 651 423 332 459 351 525 688 630 678 736
    June 775 620 531 461 293 449 456 561 636 682 932 873
    July 689 557 540 434 473 427 401 521 717 849 747 733
    August 767 585 581 448 358 368 475 634 689 713 838 855
    September 726 557 520 425 384 345 396 553 724 770 815 926
    October 701 592 525 429 469 382 441 630 697 750 728 775
    November 588 508 472 305 382 347 461 482 588 698 681 734
    December 587 461 426 297 395 334 396 596 602 626 644 685

  • Mortgage Foreclosures

    By Month/Year

    Month 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    January 24 33 53 101 60 59 62 60 30 29 16 9
    February 23 47 73 129 95 80 70 41 23 18 10 9
    March 28 48 38 85 55 154 106 68 36 19 22 17
    April 36 44 81 46 57 71 70 37 35 18 19 11
    May 24 36 71 106 101 79 62 37 42 19 16 9
    June 24 46 72 68 75 96 56 48 23 18 15 14
    July 22 57 78 63 77 70 91 39 31 24 16 4
    August 29 42 102 77 125 78 56 53 29 14 17 5
    September 36 44 67 65 43 82 73 56 36 24 11 7
    October 22 50 63 64 74 96 38 45 27 15 17 7
    November 32 58 81 88 71 44 66 26 28 20 15 4
    December 33 35 71 65 100 44 77 42 19 16 13 7

    Yearly Totals

    1996 43 2000 110 2004 262 2008 957 2012 552 2016 187
    1997 58 2001 165 2005 333 2009 933 2013 359
    1998 98 2002 265 2006 540 2010 953 2014 235
    1999 114 2003 245 2007 850 2011 827 2015 187

    By Government Unit

    Township 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
    Allendale 21 24 36 23 32 31 21 14 7 7
    Blendon 9 12 12 5 12 15 4 8 3 1
    Chester 4 6 7 5 8 8 6 2 5 1
    Crockery 12 22 19 19 15 27 14 10 10 4
    Georgetown 69 124 119 101 107 101 84 63 23 34
    Grand Haven 27 42 47 45 74 51 26 23 9 18
    Holland 92 136 170 208 175 128 64 47 34 25
    Jamestown 5 19 40 15 15 18 8 3 5 3
    Olive 7 14 13 12 13 6 12 6 4 4
    Park 31 47 55 83 73 44 47 21 17 11
    Polkton 2 3 3 9 8 5 2 1 1 2
    Port Sheldon 9 14 22 11 14 12 9 11 4 4
    Robinson 19 25 26 30 22 29 25 22 6 8
    Spring Lake 33 32 39 56 60 57 37 21 15 8
    Tallmadge 11 19 17 15 8 16 10 8 10 4
    Wright 8 9 11 10 8 6 6 4 5 3
    Zeeland 7 55 21 12 15 22 15 5 5 1

    Cities 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
    Coopersville 13 20 21 14 16 13 12 6 3 1
    Ferrysburg 10 18 15 12 18 12 7 2 7 5
    Grand Haven 21 41 56 46 59 45 36 23 12 12
    Holland 102 128 163 150 154 149 84 38 36 24
    Hudsonville 7 22 17 20 28 14 10 13 7 3
    Zeeland 21 18 28 27 19 18 14 8 7 4

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  • Justin F. Roebuck
    County Clerk/
    Register of Deeds
  • Rachel Sanchez
    Chief Deputy Register of Deeds

Recording Office

  • 12220 Fillmore St
    Room 146
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Phone: (616) 994-4510
    Fax: (616) 994-4521
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm

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    Grand Haven, MI 49417
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