Information on Tax Certification Increase eff. 7/1/15 (Press Rele for Schoolcraft County


Julie B. Roscioli, Schoolcraft County Treasurer Beth A. Edwards, Schoolcraft County Clerk & Register of Deeds 300 Walnut Street Manistique, MI 49854 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release: Governor Signs Change to Treasurerís Fees Date: May 29, 2015 Beth A. Edwards, Schoolcraft County Clerk & Register of Deeds and Julie B. Roscioli, Schoolcraft Treasurer, want citizens and submitters of land documents to be aware of new legislation, passed by the House and Senate, and signed by Governor Snyder on May 26, 2015. House Bill 4075 has changed state law regarding fees associated with the purchase of tax records and tax certifications required on some documents recorded for the public record. The bill increases the fee from $1.00 to $5.00 on tax certifications for documents such as Warranty Deeds, Land Contracts and Condominium Master Deeds, among others. These fees are collected by the County Treasurer prior to recording the documents with the Register of Deeds. Schoolcraft County averages 320 documents per year that require a tax certificate. This portion of the bill goes into effect July 1, 2015. Persons submitting documents that require a tax certificate need to plan accordingly to ensure their documents for land conveyances and related documents are not rejected due to lack of sufficient funds. Contacts: Schoolcraft County Clerk & Register of Deeds Schoolcraft County Treasurer Beth A. Edwards Julie B. Roscioli (906) 341-3618 (906) 341-3622