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Document Recording Statistics

  • Warranty Deeds

    Month 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    January 426 574 503 505 569 630 658 568 588 699 634
    February 359 426 400 457 513 491 564 562 487 619 538
    March 470 507 498 598 626 709 696 624 628 759 723
    April 467 499 527 531 553 623 688 656 473 771 643
    May 525 688 630 678 736 807 836 794 414 816 770
    June 561 636 682 932 873 904 809 801 668 803 806
    July 521 717 849 747 733 841 752 820 900 840 716
    August 634 689 713 838 855 831 884 823 860 882
    September 553 724 770 815 926 780 753 766 824 835
    October 630 697 750 728 775 791 808 830 837 811
    November 482 588 698 681 734 743 627 661 814 760
    December 596 602 626 644 685 668 619 756 902 747
  • Mortgage Foreclosures

    By Month/Year

    Month 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    January 60 30 29 16 9 11 8 5 8 0 1
    February 41 23 18 10 9 6 2 7 1 2 3
    March 68 36 19 22 17 11 10 8 5 0 2
    April 37 35 18 19 11 6 5 2 0 0 3
    May 37 42 19 16 9 8 5 7 0 0 2
    June 48 23 18 15 14 6 9 4 0 0 4
    July 39 31 24 16 4 5 7 1 3 2 3
    August 53 29 14 17 5 5 4 3 1 0
    September 56 36 24 11 7 6 3 4 0 0
    October 45 27 15 17 7 5 5 3 1 3
    November 26 28 20 15 4 5 5 3 1 1
    December 42 19 16 13 7 1 4 8 1 3

    Yearly Totals

    1996 43 2000 110 2004 262 2008 957 2012 552 2016 103
    1997 58 2001 165 2005 333 2009 933 2013 359 2017 75
    1998 98 2002 265 2006 540 2010 953 2014 235 2018 67
    1999 114 2003 245 2007 850 2011 827 2015 187 2019 55
    2020 21 2021 11

    By Government Unit

    Township 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Allendale 14 7 7 4 7 2 3    
    Blendon 8 3 1   1 3   1  
    Chester 2 5 1 1   1 1    
    Crockery 10 10 4 4 6 4 2 1 2
    Georgetown 63 23 34 11 15 11 5 1 1
    Grand Haven 23 9 18 6 5 4 3 2 1
    Holland 47 34 25 17 6 7 6 6 1
    Jamestown 3 5 3   1 1      
    Olive 6 4 4   4 1 2    
    Park 21 17 11 5 3 4 3 1 1
    Polkton 1 1 2 2 2        
    Port Sheldon 11 4 4 1 2 2 3   1
    Robinson 22 6 8 7 3 1 2  
    Spring Lake 21 15 8 13 8 4 3  
    Tallmadge 8 10 4 3 2 1 1
    Wright 4 5 3 2 1 1  
    Zeeland 5 5 1 1 1 3 1  

    Cities 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Coopersville 6 3 1 2 1 3   1  
    Ferrysburg 2 7 5 3 1   3 1  
    Grand Haven 23 12 12 5   3 2    
    Holland 38 36 24 13 9 5 14 4 1
    Hudsonville 13 7 3 1 1        
    Zeeland 8 7 4 2 1 3 1    
  • Statistics Overview
    Documents Recorded 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
    Deed Related Documents 671 656 541 475 470 421 466
    Master Deeds 18 17 17 23 24 12 16
    Quit Claim Deeds 2,757 2,766 2,721 2,732 2,855 3,044 3,529
    Sheriff's Deeds 187 103 75 67 55 21 11
    Warranty Deeds 8,174 8,578 8,818 8,694 8,661 9,340 9,340
    Total Deeds 11,707 12,120 12,172 11,991 12,065 11,891 13,362
    Assignment of Mortgages 1,411 928 1,403 1,674 1,711 826 709
    Discharge of Mortgages 12,226 12,708 12,242 10,770 12,124 19,284 20,047
    Mortgages 12,524 13,392 12,432 11,325 13,358 18,916 18,906
    Mortgage Related Documents 1,689 1,469 1,404 1,199 1,286 1,458 1,730
    Total Mortgages 27,850 28,497 27,481 28,479 28,479 40,484 41,392
    Liens 430 476 484 532 529 369 570
    Federal Tax Liens 179 160 159 162 194 81 75
    Lien Related Documents 1,771 1,533 1,155 903 677 482 647
    MESC Tax Liens 417 203 1 5 2 0 13
    State Tax Liens 405 151 291 347 230 153 210
    Total Liens 3,202 2,523 2,090 1,949 1,632 1,085 1,515
    Certificate of Trusts 1,314 1,321 1,231 1,372 1,372 1,511 1,595
    Death Certificates 972 1,019 932 936 956 928 1,161
    Miscellaneous Documents 3,646 3,549 3,677 3,737 3,665 3,091 3,546
    Notice of Commencement 554 663 691 696 666 555 743
    Power of Attorney 525 463 511 452 421 377 390
    Total Miscellaneous 7,011 7,015 7,031 7,052 7,080 6,462 7,435
    Total Documents 49,770 50,155 48,774 45,960 49,256 59,922 63,704