Updated on August 10th, 2022
A Michigan covenant deed grants property ownership to a grantee with a limited warranty as to the title quality. A covenant deed is also known as a “deed C” in Michigan, and is usually referred to as a “special warranty” deed in most other states. Unlike a warranty deed, which provides a full guarantee of a free and clear title, a covenant deed only warrants that the property is free of encumbrances arising from the grantor’s period of ownership. The completed document must be executed by the grantor, acknowledged, and filed with the registry of deeds for the property’s jurisdiction.
- Statute: Chapter 565 – Conveyances of Real Property
- Formatting: § 565.201
- Signing Requirements (§ 565.8): Notary Public
- Where to Record: Registry of Deeds
- Recording Fees (§ 600.2567): $30
- Addendum to Deed for Unplatted Land (§ 560.190(4)): Required if the conveyed property isn’t platted or plotted.
- Property Disclosure Statement (§ 565.975): Must be completed by real estate sellers to inform buyers about the property’s condition, appliances, fixtures, and utilities.