How do I get proof that I satisfied my lien?
Once lien is satisfied a Tax Sale Certificate is sent to resident. It can take 4-8 weeks for the certificate to be sent. A letter is included explaining the process for removing the lien from the County Clerk's Office. To do this the certificate must be presented to the Mercer County Court House. There is a $20 fee for the original tax sale certificate endorsed for cancellation.
If the tax sale certificate is sent to the county, and the county sends this back saying there is no record of the lien, that means it was never recorded at the Mercer County Clerk's Office and you should just hold on to the certificate for your records.
Contact the Mercer County Clerk's Office at 609-989-6470 to review the procedures of properly removing this lien from the county records.
If down the road, lien shows because the county was never presented with certificate to remove lien, the Tax Collector’s office will provide a “Discharge of Tax Sale Certificate” for resident to show the county that lien was satisfied. To request a discharge of tax sale certificate, e-mail the tax collector directly at email@example.com with the request. There is a $43.00 fee when presenting a "Discharge of Tax Sale Certificate" to remove a lien.