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Michigan - Oakland County Claim of Lien Form

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Oakland County Claim of Lien Form Page 1

Claim of Lien Form - Oakland County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 8/12/2020


Oakland County Claim of Lien Guide Page 1

Claim of Lien Guide - Oakland County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 10/29/2020


Oakland County Completed Example of the Claim of Lien Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Claim of Lien Document - Oakland County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 10/26/2020


*The Following Michigan and Oakland County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Property Transfer Affidavit

Property Transfer Affidavit

This form must be filed whenever real estate or certain types of personal property are transferred (even if the deed is not recorded) in order to ensure correct assessment for tax purposes. The new owner must file within 45 days of transfer in the city or township where the property is located. If the form is not filed on time, a penalty of $5/day (maximum $200) applies.


Real Estate Transfer Tax

Real Estate Transfer Tax

This form must be filed with the Register of Deeds when the amount paid for the property is not stated on the deed. The form is not required when the amount paid is entered on the deed. The form must be completed and signed by either the seller or his/her authorized agent and submitted in the county where the property is located.


Transfer Tax Exemptions

Transfer Tax Exemptions

Certain conveyances are exempt from transfer tax. These pages list the county and state exemptions. If the document is transfer tax exempt, the exemption must be stated on the deed. Note that both lists are in content identical until subparagraph (j).


Transfer Tax

Transfer Tax

This file contains the tax rates as well as a table listing state and county tax by consideration amount.


Certificate of Trust Existence and Authority

Certificate of Trust Existence and Authority

A certificate of trust existence and authority contains specific information about an existing trust agreement. According to 565.435 of the Michigan Compiled Laws, a purchaser or other party relying upon the information contained in a recorded certificate of trust existence and authority shall be afforded the same protection as is provided to a subsequent purchaser in good faith. Note that under 565.433, only settlor or grantor; an attorney for the settlor, grantor, or trustee; or an officer of a banking institution or an attorney if then acting as a trustee may sign the form if it pertains to real property. Sign the completed form in the presence of a notary, then submit it to the county register of deeds office for recording.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


Principal Residence Exemption

Principal Residence Exemption

If the property is your principal residence you may qualify for a tax exemption. These forms will help you navigate and apply for a (PRE) exemption.


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Areas covered by these Claim of Lien Forms:

  • Oakland County

Including:

  • Auburn Hills
  • Berkley
  • Birmingham
  • Bloomfield Hills
  • Clarkston
  • Clawson
  • Commerce Township
  • Davisburg
  • Drayton Plains
  • Farmington
  • Ferndale
  • Franklin
  • Hazel Park
  • Highland
  • Holly
  • Huntington Woods
  • Keego Harbor
  • Lake Orion
  • Lakeville
  • Leonard
  • Madison Heights
  • Milford
  • New Hudson
  • Novi
  • Oak Park
  • Oakland
  • Ortonville
  • Oxford
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • Pontiac
  • Rochester
  • Royal Oak
  • South Lyon
  • Southfield
  • Troy
  • Union Lake
  • Walled Lake
  • Waterford
  • West Bloomfield
  • White Lake
  • Wixom

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What is the Michigan Claim of Lien?

Claiming a Mechanic's Lien in Michigan

A mechanic's lien (sometimes called a construction or contractor's lien) is a remedy available to contractors, subcontractors, laborers, and material suppliers to help recover money due, but unpaid, for services or materials on a construction job. In many ways, a lien is a property interest like a mortgage. In Michigan, the Construction Lien Act (Act 497 of 1980) governs the procedure for obtaining this kind of lien.

In order to preserve the right of a contractor, subcontractor, laborer, or supplier to a construction lien, the contractor (or other claimant) must record a claim of lien within 90 days after the last furnishing of labor or material for the improvement, in the office of the register of deeds for each county where the real property to which the improvement was made is located. M.C.L. 570.1111(1).

A claim of lien is valid only as to the real property described in the claim of lien and located within the county where the claim of lien has been recorded. Id. It must contain the following information: (1) the date of first furnishing; (2) lien claimant's name; (3) name of person contracted with; (4) description of the subject property; (5) owner's name; (6) date of final furnishing; and (7) contract and payment amounts (if contractor) or hourly rate and sum due (if laborer). M.C.L. 570.1111(2). Attach proof of service of a Notice of Furnishing to a lien claim filed by a subcontractor, supplier, or laborer. M.C.L. 570.1111(5).

The lien claim must also be served after recording. Service refers to giving all interested parties notice of the action and an opportunity to be heard. Each contractor, subcontractor, supplier, laborer, or agent of a group of laborers who record a claim of lien must, within 15 days after the date of the recording, serve on the designee personally or by certified mail, return receipt requested, at the address shown on the notice of commencement, a copy of the claim of lien and a copy of any proof of service recorded in connection with the claim of lien. Id.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you have any questions about filing a claim of lien, or any other issues involving mechanic's liens, please consult with a Michigan-licensed attorney.

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