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NEW! - Register of Deeds Recording Fee Changes
  
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Effective OCTOBER 1, 2016 in the State of Michigan
Regardless of the number of pages, all documents will cost $30.00 to record, this cost is inclusive of Michigan Remonumentation and Register of Deeds Automation fees.
  
For a document that assigns or discharges more than 1 instrument $3.00 for each instrument assigned or discharged (in addition to the $30.00 flat fee).  To certify a recorded document $5.00; copies remain at $1.00 per page and search fees remain at 50 cents for each year searched with a minimum of $5.00 – excepting tract index searches.
  
If you have any questions, please contact the Register of Deeds office at 517-543-4203 or refer to MCL 600.2567. 

 

Treasurer and Clerk Open Delta Township Office

Delta Eaton County Flyer Cover2 Eaton County Clerk, Diana Bosworth and County Treasurer, Bob Robinson began offering service hours in the Delta Township Administration Building at 7710 W Saginaw Highway in Lansing on Friday, October 9.   Office hours for the residents of Delta Township and surrounding areas will continue by County Clerk Bosworth on the first and third Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Treasurer Robinson will offer hours alternating the second and fourth Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The satellite county office will be located in the lower level of the Delta Township Administration Building on W Saginaw Highway in Lansing.

For more information, go to www.eatoncounty.org or www.deltami.gov.

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Now Pay Delinquent Real Property Taxes Online
Eaton County Treasurer, Bob Robinson, announced this month that Eaton County property owners have a new and convenient way to make delinquenttaxpayments.  The treasurer’s office has contracted with Official Payments, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions to offer delinquent tax payment processing over the Internet through credit card and debit card transaction.  Visa, Discover, and MasterCard debit and credit cards will be accepted. This new service offers taxpayers a fast and efficient way to pay online and reduces manual processing time in the treasurer’s office.

“Through a unique partnership with Official Payments and BS&A Software, taxpayers can get online, pay, and process their delinquent tax payments instantly, in real time,” said Robinson.  “This is part of our ongoing work to increase efficiency in the treasurer’s office.  It can also help folks avoid last minute additional fees and interest on their past due real property taxes.”

For more information, go to http://www.eatoncounty.org/departments/county-treasurer 


 

New Legislation Extending Property Tax Exemptions to Qualified Disabled Veterans

Click here for more information.

 

Personal Protection Orders

 UPDATED: December 29, 2014

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What is a PPO?

Getting Your PPO

(inc. Court Forms)

Serving Your PPO PPO Violations Other PPO Sites

PERSONAL PROTECTION ORDERS

 

Under Michigan law, Prosecuting Attorneys must assist persons filing for Personal Protection Orders, and must assist PPO plaintiffs during violation hearings, if he/she is not being represented at that hearing by a private attorney.

We hope that our PPO pages will help you better understand the process of getting, serving and enforcing a PPO.

 
Adrianne Van Langevelde
Adrianne Van Langevelde

 

IMPORTANT:
Before you file for a PPO in Eaton County,
please review our Circuit Court's
"Guide to Personal Protection Orders".

 

What is a Personal Protection Order (PPO)?


A Personal Protection Order ("PPO") is a Circuit Court injunctive order that protects victims of Family Violence, Dating Violence or Stalking. A PPO is filed by a Petitioner against a Respondent to stop or restrain the Respondent from:

  • contacting the Petitioner through any means (in person, by phone, by mail or e-mail, etc.)
  • entering the Petitioner's residence property or work place
  • assaulting, attacking, beating, or wounding the Petitioner
  • harassing, stalking or threatening the Petitioner
  • removing any minor children from where they live unless their removal is part of court-ordered visitation
  • interfering with the Petitioner's efforts to remove her children or property
  • purchasing or possessing a firearm
  • interfering with or engaging in conduct that impairs Petitioner's employment or educational environment
  • allowing a non-custodial parent from having access to Petitioner's home or work address or telephone numbers through a minor child's records
  • any other specific act that interferes with the Petitioner's personal liberty or causes a reasonable fear of violence
A PPO Cannot:
  • evict a person in a landlord/tenant relationship
  • establish custody or parenting time
  • protect personal property from damage
  • mediate neighbor disputes
  • stop a person from being rude or spreading rumors
  • remove a person from a place they have a legal right to be, such as the local store

SAFETY PLANS: If you need a PPO -- especially due to troubles in a domestic relationship -- you should also develop a personalized safety plan. This plan helps you assess many areas of your life to identify additional ways to enhance your safety at home, at work, etc. It also helps you prepare in advance for the "What if....?"s that happen when violence strikes. Review some safety plan suggestions on our Downloads page (Crime Victims > Safety).

Are there different kinds of PPOs?

Yes. There are 2 kinds of PPOs:

  1. Domestic Relation PPO --- if the respondent is (i) current/former spouse, (ii) current/former dating relationship, (iii) current/former resident of your household, or (iv) you have a child in common.
  2. Stalking PPO --- if you and the respondent do not have a domestic relationship, then you must establish that the respondent has been stalking you.

     

 

NOTE:
Stalking must involve
two or more "separate and non-continuous" acts.

A single incident made up of a series of continuous acts, each immediately following the other, is not "stalking".

How is a PPO different from a "no-contact" bond condition?

 

A restraining order (including a PPO) is a civil action between citizens.

A "no-contact" bond condition can be imposed on a defendant during a pending criminal prosecution. It means that a defendant can not personally --- or have a third-party --- contact, call, write, etc. the victim or any other party with whom the judge orders the defendant to have "no contact". This is a common bond condition for defendants charged with violent or assaultive crimes, and protects victims if the defendant is released from jail while the charge is pending. Like all other bond conditions (e.g., appearing at future court proceedings, not violating criminal laws, not leaving the state, etc.), any violation could cause the judge to raise or revoke the bond, in which case the defendant could remain in jail until the case is finished. A judge has the discretion to issue (or not issue) any bond condition, as he sees fit. A "no-contact condition" stays in effect for the entire duration of the criminal case, or until the victim requests that it be removed or "lifted" (with the judge's approval). A "no-contact" provision can also be imposed at the sentencing as part of the conditions of probation.

 

What if I don't qualify for a PPO?

If you do not meet the requirements to get a PPO, you may be able to get a "peace bond" which is available at the District Court Clerk's Office. Peace bonds are often used for neighbor and non-violent family disputes that do not support the issuance of a PPO.

 

 


 

 

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What is a PPO?

Getting Your PPO

(inc. Court Forms)

Serving Your PPO PPO Violations Other PPO Sites

 

 


 

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