About Municipal Lien Certificates:
A municipal lien certificate (MLC) is a legal document that lists all taxes, assessments, sewer, trash water and electric charges owed on a property. These documents are usually requested by law offices in preparation of a refinance or sale of a property.
To order an MLC:
A written request must be submitted to the Collector’s Office. Each request should include the map and parcel I.D. number for the property (which can be obtained from the Assessor’s office at 538-5027) and a self-addressed stamped envelope. The fee for each certificate is $25.00. This applies to both residential and commercial properties. If an individual has more than one parcel of land, a certificate must be ordered for each parcel. By law, the Collector’s Office has ten (10) days to furnish a completed MLC to the applicant. Although the certificates are usually prepared within 3 to 4 business days depending on how involved the request is and on peak collection times in the collector’s office, we advise that you allow 10 days when making a request.