State Treasury Department Launching E-Lien Recording Process Option

Contact: Danelle Gittus (gittusd@michigan.gov), Ron Leix (leixr@michigan.gov) or call 517-335-2167
Agency: Treasury

Nov. 7, 2017

The Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) is going paperless and launching an E-lien recording process option for the state’s 83 counties.

Through a partnership with Simplifile, all Michigan counties will be able to electronically receive a majority of state tax lien filings, lien releases and reinstatements online. Treasury will begin submitting documents electronically in early 2018.

“We continue to look at process improvements that make conducting business easier for taxpayers and local units of government,” said Lynn Boyes, director of Treasury’s Office of Collections. “While it’s not mandatory to participate in the E-lien recording process, those counties that do will achieve greater efficiency in the process.”

E-lien recording reduces bulk submissions, makes payments easier and automates document recording, reception and return. In addition, scanning, stamping and return mailing is eliminated.

Treasury will still continue to submit paper documents and payments by U.S. Mail to counties not currently E-recording.

In November, the Treasury Outreach Team will be holding the following information sessions for county officials interested in participating in the E-lien recording process:

Grand Rapids
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m.
State of Michigan Building
Michigan Conference Room
350 Ottawa St. NW, Unit 17
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Flint
Thursday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m.
State of Michigan Building
Conference Room 241
125 E. Union St.
Flint, MI  48502

Escanaba
Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
State of Michigan Building
Second Floor Conference Room
305 Ludington St.
Escanaba, MI  49829

Traverse City
Friday, November 17 at 2 p.m.
State of Michigan Building
Second Floor Conference Room
701 S. Elmwood Ave.
Traverse City, MI  49684

Questions regarding this new service should be directed to Treasury’s Office of Collections at 517-636-5250.

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