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Michigan - Arenac County Discharge of Lien Form

All Arenac County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


Arenac County Discharge of Lien Form Page 1

Discharge of Lien Form - Arenac County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 8/18/2020


Arenac County Discharge of Lien Guide Page 1

Discharge of Lien Guide - Arenac County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 9/18/2020


Arenac County Completed Example of the Discharge of Lien Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Discharge of Lien Document - Arenac County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/10/2020


*The Following Michigan and Arenac 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 Discharge of Lien Forms:

  • Arenac County

Including:

  • Alger
  • Au Gres
  • Omer
  • Standish
  • Sterling
  • Turner
  • Twining

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What is the Michigan Discharge of Lien?

Discharging a Claim of Mechanics or Construction Lien in Michigan

Lien claims must be discharged when the underlying claim is paid or the lien must be dissolved for any other reason provided by law. To accomplish this, the claimant records a discharge of lien document in the Register of Deeds in the county where the property is located. The lien is officially released after recording this form.

The discharge of lien form contains the following information: (1) lien claimant's name, (2) amount of the lien claim, (3) the book and page number where the recorded lien claim can be found in the county register of deeds, (4) property owner's name, (5) legal property description, and (6) common name of the property. Take care when discharging the lien, because once the lien has been officially released, the claimant loses a valuable tool to coerce payment.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Please consult a Michigan attorney with any questions about discharging a recorded lien claim, or any other issues related to liens.

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