Carla L'Huillier, Register of Deeds
234 W. Baraga Avenue
Marquette, Michigan 49855
PH: (906) 225-8415 FAX: (906) 225-8420

I. The name of each person purporting to execute the instrument must be legibly printed,
typewritten, or stamped beneath the original signature or mark of the person. MCL 565.20 I Sec. I
(a)( c)

2. A discrepancy must not exist between the name of each person as printed, typewritten, or stamped
beneath the signature and the name as recited in the acknowledgment or jurat on the instrument.
MCL 565.201 Sec. I (b)

3. Instruments conveying or mortgaging any interest in real estate shall state the marital status of
any male grantor. MCL 565.221 (Note: marital status is designated by the terms married or
single).

4. The address of each of the grantees must be printed in each deed of conveyance or assignment of
real estate, including the street number address if located within territory where street number
addresses are in common use, or, if not, the post office address, is legibly printed, type written, or
stamped on the instrument. MCL 565.201 Sec. I (d)

5. The name and address of the person who drafted the document must appear on documents executed in
Michigan. MCL 565.20 la, 565.203; person defined: MCL 8.31, 55.265(g), 205.803(h),
207.522(a)

6. Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate executed in Michigan must be
acknowledged by a judge, clerk of the court of record or by a notary public. MCL 565.8, MCL
565.47

7. A certified copy of the death certificate or proof of death must be recorded when the instrument of
conveyance states "survivor' in the grantor's section. MCL 565.48

8. Court orders must be certified and sealed by the clerk of the court to be eligible for recording. MCL
565.401 , 565.411. See MCL 8.3n which permits electronic seals to be affixed to electronic court
records.

9. The document submitted for recording must be legible. MCL 565.20 I Sec. I (t)(iv)

10. Documents must have a margin of unprinted space at least 2 1/2 inches at the top of the first page
and at least 1/2 inch on all remaining sides of each page. MCL 565.20 I, Sec. I (e)(iii), Sec. I (t)(i)

11. Documents must display on the first line of print on the first page, a single statement identifying
the single recordable event that the instrument evidences. MCL 565.201 Sec. I (t)(ii); 565.20 I
Sec. 3

12. The form must be printed with black ink; type size at least 1 0-point type. MCL 565.20 I Sec. I
(t)(iii)(iv)

13. The paper on which the document is printed must be white and not less than 20-pound weight. MCL
565.20 I Sec. I (e)(iv), Sec. I (f) (iv)

14. The size of the document and any attachment thereto must be at least 8 1/2 inches by II inches; at
most 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches. MCL 565.201 Sec. I (e)(i i); (t)(v)(vi)

15. Unless state or federa l law, court order or rule requires that all or more than 4 sequential digits of
the social security number appear in the instrument, the first 5 digits of any social security number
appearing in or on the instrument are obscured or removed. MCL 565.201 Sec. I (g)