A Message from Mark Fairchild,
Muskegon County Register of Deeds
My Team of Staff and I are exceptionally proud of the opportunity to serve you in the extremely important discipline of Recording, Retrieving and Preserving Muskegon County’s Land Records such as Deeds, Mortgages, Surveys, Plats and Condominiums . Our mission is to provide friendly customer service and our office is always open Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Holidays. To better serve you and understand your needs we even remain open during the traditional lunch hour and believe it is important to answer the telephone with a live friendly voice instead of an annoying voice mail system. We stand committed to provide you with Great Customer Service.
The Muskegon County Register Of Deeds began with the creation of the County of Muskegon in 1859. The Land Records dating back to the beginning are all Archived here in our New Home at 173 East Apple Avenue across the Street from The Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice.
The early records are preserved in Large hand written Books and on Microfilm. In 2002 I introduced a complete integrated state of the art computerized recording system to the Register Of Deeds Office. This latest technology allows our Recording Team to Expeditiously Record and Process the Land Records Efficiently and Accurately. I and the Register Of Deeds Team using our latest technology have converted over 2 Million archived records dating back to 1849 into digital form for easy retrieval here in the office and over the Internet in the future.
Before I became The Muskegon County Register Of Deeds, this Register Of Deeds Office was plagued with the same difficulty still presently faced by many of the Register Of Deeds and Recorders across the Country, a Serious back log in Recording and Returning Documents which affected the certainty of Title to many properties in Muskegon County. Myself and the Register of Deeds Team understand how crucial it is to Record and Return the Land Records in a timely fashion. Today we Record and Return Documents in 48 Hours. Four years ago I committed to the future advancement of The Register Of Deeds by beginning work on creating the capability for the Electronic Recording of Documents, as National Standards and Techniques advance so does the Electronic Recording reality here in Muskegon. The Progress and Accomplishments of The Muskegon County Register Of Deeds can be attributed to the Friendly and Hard Working Team of Staff who are dedicated to assisting your Recording and Record retrieval needs.
The Muskegon County Register Of Deeds Office by means of the business practices that have been applied has Saved or Generated over 40 Million Dollars for the Citizens and Taxpayers in the last Eight Fiscal Years. I feel extremely honored and privileged to Serve You as Your Register Of Deeds and I understand how important it is to You and the Citizens of Muskegon County to Know your land Records are Recorded and Safeguarded. I Pledge to continue to uphold the Statutory Responsibilities of this office.
Mark F. Fairchild
Register Of Deeds
"Where Good Deeds Last Forever “