Treasurer and Clerk Open Delta Township Office

Eaton County Clerk, Diana Bosworth, Eaton County Treasurer, Bob Robinson, along with the Delta Township Board of Trustees and administration, cordially invite you to a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting of the new Clerk and Treasurer’s offices serving area residents in Delta Township.

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Where: Lower Level, Delta Township Administration Building, 7710 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing, MI 48917

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.

Please join us on November 13 at 3:30 p.m. for a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting, with short presentations from Delta Township Supervisor, Ken Fletcher, Eaton County Clerk, Diana Bosworth, and Eaton County Treasurer, Bob Robinson.

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Eaton County Parks 2016 -2020 Master Plan Draft

Parks Master Plan



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 Eaton County Sheriff's Office Citizens Police Academy


Are you interested in learing about and getting a real life view of what it is like to be a Deputy Sheriff in Eaton County?

Sheriff Tom Reich cordially invites you to participate in a Citizen’s Police Academy. The Citizen’s Police Academy is an informational overview for citizens to get a “behind the scenes look” and better understand the specific duties and functions of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office.  

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Eaton County Register of Deeds Begins E-Recording of Property Documents


Eaton County Register of Deeds office has implemented e-recording of documents such as deeds, mortgages and releases.   E-recording enables faster, more cost-effective online recording.  For more information click here

Visit the Register of Deeds website for additional details and links to the e-recording service providers. 




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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.”

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Increase Tax Certification Fees Effective July 1


New legislation passed by the Michigan House and Senate, and signed by Governor Snyder on May 26, 2015,  Public Act 39, increases the fee for tax certifications on warranty deeds, land contracts, and condominium master deeds, and similar documents from $1 to $5.  The fee is collected on behalf of the County Treasurer by the Register of Deeds as part of the document recording process and goes into effect July 1, 2015.

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New Legislation Extending Property Tax Exemptions to Qualified Disabled Veterans

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Exceptions to Probate Court

There are several statutes that allow for assets owned by the decedent to pass to the decedent's heirs without the necessity of probate. These statutes are exceptions to the general rule as to when probate is required.

MCL 257.236 provides that the title to motor vehicles of a decedent whose total value does not exceed $60,000 may be transferred to the heirs by the Michigan Department of State if there are no other assets requiring probate. The Secretary of State must be furnished with proof of death of the registered owner and a certificate setting forth the fact that the applicant is the surviving husband or wife or the applicants are the heirs of the decedent. This is accomplished by filing the papers at the Secretary of State Office.

MCL 324.80312 provides for the transfer of water craft without probate proceedings if there are no other assets requiring probate and the value of the water craft is less than $100,000. This is accomplished by filing the proper papers at the Secretary of State Office. MCL 408.480 provides that wages or fringe benefits in any amount may be delivered to the heirs of the decedent in order of priority listed in this statute. The priority is as follows: surviving spouse, surviving children, surviving mother or father, and surviving sister or brother.

MCL 700.3981 provides that a hospital, convalescent or nursing home, morgue, or law enforcement agency holding cash not exceeding $500 and wearing apparel of a decedent may deliver the cash and wearing apparel to a person furnishing identification and an affidavit that the person is the spouse, child, or parent of the decedent and that an estate of the decedent is not pending. These documents are given to the person holding the property and are not filed with the probate court.

CL 700.3983 of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code provides that 28 days after a decedent's death, a person indebted to the decedent or having possession of tangible personal property or an instrument evidencing a debt, obligation, stock, or chose in action belonging to the decedent shall pay the indebtedness or deliver the tangible personal property or the instrument to a person claiming to be the decedent's successor upon being presented with the decedent's death certificate and a sworn statement made by or on behalf of the successor. The court will provide a form which meets the requirements of this statute. The form is titled Affidavit of Decedent's Successor for Delivery of Certain Assets Owned by Decedent (PC 598). The sworn statement (affidavit) must state all of the following as true before the procedure can be used:

1. The estate does not include real property and the value of the entire estate wherever located, net of liens and encumbrances, does not exceed $15,000. (This amount will be adjusted annually for inflation beginning January 1, 2001.

2. Twenty-eight days have elapsed since the decedent's death.

3. An application or petition for the appointment of a personal representative is not pending or has not been granted in any jurisdiction.

4. The claiming successor is entitled to payment or delivery of the property.

5. The name and address of each other person that is entitled to a share of the property and the portion to which each is entitled.

Successor as used in MCL 700.3982 includes one who is eligible to take under the exempt property and allowances provisions of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code. It also includes those who are entitled to assets under the intestate succession provisions of that Code. A beneficiary under an unprobated will may be a successor under this provision.

MCL 700.3982 of the Estates and Protected Individuals Code contains a very similar provision that may be used to distribute estates of this size. It may be used when either personal or real property is involved. It can not be used to distribute property to a beneficiary of a will. That provision is discussed in the next probate note entitled Court Order Distributing Small Estates.

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If you're looking for assistance with a problem and you don't know where to turn, or simply want information on a particular human service issue, 2-1-1 is for you. Currently, 2-1-1 service is available in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Jackson counties through Central Michigan 211. 

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