Register of Deeds:
Bernard J. Youngblood

Address:
International Center Building
400 Monroe Street, 7th Floor
Detroit, MI
48226-2925

Phone:
(313) 224-5850

Office Hours:
M-F 8:00 am - 4:15 pm

Search Tips

Quick Links:

You can visit this website seven days a week to search for - and print out - copies of recorded documents dating back to January 01, 1986. For best results, please read the FAQs at the top of the page BEFORE starting your search. (For records prior to January 01, 1986, please visit our office or request a search-by-mail)

Please note: Only documents indexed before the index date are viewable.

How do I search?
How do I get back to my search results page without pressing "back"?
How do I start a new search?
I have the ability to save an image while viewing. Will this save the image on the server?
To whom should I send questions?

 

How do I search?

You can perform searches by entering one or more pieces of information about a document. For example, if you know a person's name, you can simply enter it into the Grantor or Grantee field. If you know the date range of the document, you may also enter it. The more information you enter, the more focused the search results will be. To get started click the "Search" or "New Search" button at the top of the left side of the document search or search results page
 

Document Type

If you would like to see only certain types of documents, you can uncheck the "Search All Types" box and then select the type of document from the list. You can select multiple types by holding you ctrl or shift key down while clicking.

Document Number

If you know the Document Number, simply enter it.

Date Range

You can enter a date range to help focus your search results. If you know the exact date of a document, enter the same date in the Start and End date fields.

Name Searches (Grantor/Grantee)

There are three fields used for doing name searches: Grantor, Grantee, and Grantor/Grantee. The Grantor and Grantee fields will search only those fields. The Grantor/Grantee field will search for names that appear in either the Grantor or the Grantee field.

Basic and Advanced Searches

All three of the name fields have two different types of searching: Basic and Advanced. "Basic" searches will search for a name in the order you entered it. You will need to enter it Last Name first. For example, if you enter:

Franklin BenjaminBasic Search

The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin but not Franklin Roosevelt.

"Advanced" searches work more like an Internet search engine. The order of the words doesn't matter. For example, if you enter:

Franklin BenjaminAdvanced Search

The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin and Franklin Roosevelt and Benjamin Moore.

Wild Cards

The * character is a wild card character. It can be used in both Basic searches and Advanced searches. It can be substituted for any other character or characters. For example, if you enter:

Frank* Ben*Basic Search

The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin, Ben Frank, and Bennie Frankenstein. This can be useful if you are unsure about spelling.

Advanced Search Operators

Performing Advanced searches will return documents containing any of the words you entered. By using certain modifiers, or operators, you can focus your search.

+

The + operator tells the system that this word must appear in the document. For example, if you enter:

Franklin + BenjaminAdvanced Search

The system will return documents belonging to Benjamin Franklin, but not Franklin Roosevelt, because Benjamin must appear in the document.

-

The - operator tells the system that this word must NOT appear in the document. For example, if you enter:

Franklin - BenjaminAdvanced Search

The system will return documents belonging to Franklin Roosevelt, but not Benjamin Franklin.


Subdivision (Platted)

When using subdivision searches, you can search on Subdivision, Subdivision and Lot or Subdivision, Lot and Block.
Ranges of Lots can be specified by using a colon. For example, to search lots 12 through 30 you would enter 12:30

Address Searches (available under paid access only)

If you want to search based on common address, simply enter the address under the common legal section.

Related Searches

When viewing a document, you can use the Find Related feature to find any documents that reference the current document, or that share a legal description. Related searches can help you find documents that pertain to the same property.

 

How do I get back to my search results page without pressing "back"?

You can go back to your search results by clicking on the "Return to Search" link near the top left of the page. Your search results will be saved from the previous search.

 

How do I start a new search?

From the search results page, click on the "New Search" link and enter new search criteria.

 

I have the ability to save an image while viewing. Will this save the image on the server?

No, images will not be saved to the server. Once you purchase the document you may choose to save the image and will be prompted to find a place to save the image on your hard drive.

 

To whom should I send questions?

You can direct questions, comments or suggestions to the:
Office of Wayne County Register of Deeds
400 Monroe St, 7th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226-2925

Email: rodhelp@waynecounty.com