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'Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution.' - Warren Harding, U.S. President 1921-23 

Michele E. Cooke (formerly Stine)

Emmet County Register of Deeds

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Mission Statement:
To provide friendly and courteous service to the public while protecting and maintaining
the integrity of the land records for the citizens of Emmet County as
guaranteed by the Constitution.



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The Register of Deeds welcomes the public to come in and search the land records kept in the vault any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. To protect these valuable land records, please refer to the Vault Rules that are now posted online; click here.

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ALERT: Please be on the lookout for companies offering to help residents acquire a certified copy of their deed. These companies charge fees of $50 or more. Copies of all land records can be purchased from your ROD office for as little as $2 per page. If you're contacted by an outside company, it's advised to check with the Emmet County ROD office before buying.

 Contact the Register of Deeds

 200 Division St., Suite 150
Petoskey, MI  49770
Phone: (231) 348-1761
Fax: (231) 348-1773

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.