A Municipal Lien Certificate (MLC) is a legal document that lists all taxes and assessments owed on a parcel. These documents are usually requested by law offices in preparation of a refinance or sale of a property. Each request should include a property description, parcel number and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The fee for each certificate is $50.00. This applies to both residential and commercial properties. If a property has more than one parcel of land, a certificate must be ordered for each parcel. The certificates are prepared within 10 business days depending on how involved the request is and on peak collection times in the collector’s office.