The Wayne County Register of Deeds is referred to as such by the local government of this area of the state of Michigan. In this regard, the individual placed in the office of the Wayne County Register of Deeds as of 2010 was one Bernard J. Youngblood.
The Wayne County Register of Deeds receives and keeps for further reference, whether by the public or by legal professionals, documentation relating to the ownership of land and transactions relating thereto. In addition to granting a document placed in this category some degree of standing in a court of law, the Wayne County Register of Deeds will also provide for the document becoming a matter of public record and thereby accessible to members of the public.
The Wayne County Register of Deeds is also responsible for the organization of documents thus placed with their office in a form which can be more easily located by the public or the legal profession. In this regard, the office is responsible for the maintenance of some 50 million separate documents, the oldest of which were created in 1703. The main collection method maintained by the Wayne County Register of Deeds is that of the Tract Index.
The Wayne County Register of Deeds has used a computerized system since 1986. Among the various types of documentation maintained by the Wayne County Register of Deeds, people may submit or access a type of document in such various categories as a lien, a mortgage, a land contract, and a lease.