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I was digging deep in my liens book a while back and noticed, for the first 
time in more years than I care to count, a box that says that "unless notice 
of lien is refiled by the date given in column (e), the notice of the lien 
itself shall, on the day following such date, operate as a certificate of 
release as defined in IC 6325(a). " One lender did not like that idea and 
insisted that the taxpayer get individual releases.  I found out that these 
can be obtained by call the IRS Lien Unit at 800 913-6050.
I don't see similar language on Vermont Dept of Taxes Liens.
And I agree that it would $10 per lien released.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Huntington Town Clerk - Heidi Racht" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 2:10 PM
Subject: Old Liens and Releases


> Hello Clerks,
>
> I am full of odd questions today. I just got off the phone with someone 
> who has a bunch of liens from the state and he is claiming that someone 
> from the state told him that these were outdated and should be removed. I 
> explained that we cannot remove anything from the land records and, no 
> offense, cannot take someone's word for it. It must be in writing.
>
> I suggested that he get a letter from the state outlining which old liens 
> should be released and we would be happy to do it. This letter, I told 
> him, would be in the land records as official documentation of the 
> releases. I also told him it would be $10 to record the letter.
>
> Does anyone have anything to say about how I handled this? I am looking 
> for answers about how some of you might have dealt with a similar 
> experience and if I should call him back with different information.
>
> Thanks, in advance.
>
> Heidi Racht
>
>