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"Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty."

John Adams, US President 1797-1801


Goal / Mission Statement

"To treat every customer with courtesy and respect and to maintain the integrity of the land records for the citizens of Van Buren County and for future generations."

**Effective October 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan**
Regardless of the number of pages, ALL DOCUMENTS will cost $30.00 to record. All recordings must arrive in our office 9-30-16 for pre-Oct 1st fees.  This cost is inclusive of the Michigan Remonumentation and Register Automation fees. For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument, the cost will be $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30 flat fee). To tax certify a recorded document and to certify copies will cost $5. Copies remain $1 per page.


County Register of Deeds

Van Buren County Register of Deeds

Administration & Land Services Building, First Floor

219 E. Paw Paw Street, Suite 102
Paw Paw , MI 49079

(269) 657-8242

Hours M - F 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 Directions: From I-94 take the Paw Paw Exit (exit 60). Turn north and proceed ½ mile. Take right after Sheriffs Building (Paw Paw St.), then proceed to Administration & Land Services Building on left.


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Paul W. De Young
Register of Deeds

Jill A. Arnold
Chief Deputy Register

Pam Cerven
Deputy Register