Bill Text: MI SB0738 | 2017-2018 | 99th Legislature | Chaptered

Bill Title: Property; recording; certificates of correction; provide for recording fee. Amends sec. 1 of 1917 PA 19 (MCL 322.381).

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Passed) 2018-09-05 - Assigned Pa 198'18 With Immediate Effect [SB0738 Detail]

Download: Michigan-2017-SB0738-Chaptered.html

Act No. 198

Public Acts of 2018

Approved by the Governor

June 19, 2018

Filed with the Secretary of State

June 20, 2018

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 18, 2018




Introduced by Senators Proos, Hertel and Knezek


AN ACT to amend 1917 PA 19, entitled “An act to authorize and empower the public domain commission to issue certificates of correction in certain cases, and to have the same recorded in the office of the register of deeds in any county wherein the lands affected by such certificate may be located,” by amending section 1 (MCL 322.381).

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Sec. 1. If the department of natural resources has executed and issued a deed that purports to convey title to lands in which this state held no interest, the deed has been recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the county in which the lands are located, and, in an attempt to correct the erroneous sale and transfer, a deed has been executed to this state by the grantee of the original deed, the department of natural resources shall record the corrective deed in the office of the register of deeds. At the same time, the department of natural resources shall issue a certificate stating that this state has and claims no title in or to the lands described in the corrective deed and that the certificate is issued to remove any cloud on the title to the lands that may have been caused by the original deed or by the corrective deed. The register of deeds shall record the certificate, and is entitled to the same fee as is charged for recording a real estate mortgage under section 2567 of the revised judicature act of 1961, 1961 PA 236, MCL 600.2567.

Enacting section 2. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days after the date it is enacted into law.

This act is ordered to take immediate effect.

Secretary of the Senate

Clerk of the House of Representatives