Except as otherwise provided in Section 2191.4, the lien resulting from the recording of the certificate pursuant to Section 2191.3 shall be removed and discharged either:
(a) Upon payment of the tax, any applicable penalty and interest, and a recording fee in the amount required by Section 27361.3 of the Government Code for each release of lien issued for each county in which the certificate was recorded, and upon the recording of a certificate of release or discharge of the lien in the office of the recorder of each county in which the certificate was filed. The recording fee, together with a certificate of release or discharge, shall be transmitted to the county recorder who shall record the certificate; or
(b) When the tax is legally canceled and a certificate of release or discharge is recorded in the office of the county recorder. A recording under this subdivision shall be made without fee.