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If you want to look up an individual’s lien records, you might be wondering how to get started so that you can reach your goal. A lien is a document that gets attached to assets or property when a creditor is trying to collect payment. Those who use bank loans to buy property but don’t make their payments on time are subject to a personal lien. When placed on a property, a lien prevents the owner from selling their home until it is removed, and the following information will help you search for lien records. Similarly a tax lien or irs lien record is a result of unpaid taxes. There are also vehicle liens, mechanic liens, attorney liens and HOA liens to name a few. A free lien search online is the best place to start when looking up liens. Simply make your lien record request at the bottom of this blog and we’ll search our resources for you.

Free Lien Search Online

You have several options available to you when your goal is to look up a person’s lien records, and going to the county clerk is a great place to start. You will need the name and personal information of the person in question. Some courts will grant the request through the mail or over the phone. Others will require you to submit your request in person. But if you want to look up the record of an individual who does not live near your location, then you can try an online search. With online database repositories you can access billions of records online with a first and last name. When searching for free lien records online make sure that you verify any information that you find. This means that it?s best practice to use a birth date or address to insure you?ve found the correct line records for the correct person Many people have the same name.

How Liens Can Impact You

Do you have a lien against your assets or property? If so, it’s vital to learn about how they can impact your life and what you can do about it. Any liens that you have are public record and will show up in background and credit checks. Your lien records can also be viewed by curious individuals who want to know about your past.

So, having liens against you can impact your personal relationships, prevent you from getting jobs and ruin your credit rating. But liens can also make it impossible to sell your property until you pay them off, which is not always easy.

Lien Removal

At this point, you are likely wondering what steps will help you get liens removed from your property. Although many people believe that filing for bankruptcy will help, it won’t. In fact, filing for bankruptcy makes it easier for lien holders to collect the money that you owe them.

In addition to paying off the lien, you can remove it by granting ownership to the lien holder. It is not the most desirable solution. People often feel as though they have no other choice. In some cases, you can get a court order that mandates the removal of the lien. Court orders are often given when the lien holder asks for an unreasonable amount of money or otherwise engages in unethical behavior. A free lien search online can help you to identify the lien and what it is in reference to. The next step is to contact the relevant agencies to find out how to remove the lien.

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Liens - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out if I have a lien against me?

A tax lien can be found by contacting the IRS directly or your state franchise tax board. A mechanics lien or personal lien can be found by using an online public record resource like

Are liens public record?

Yes, liens are public record that anyone can view, as well as judgments and bankruptcies

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  1. I left my deceased wife’s name on our home deed. I have the documentation to do this should I wish to sell the property. Is this a good policy re safety?

    1. James, you may want to consult with an property lien expert or discuss this with a financial planner. We are happy to lookup a lien record however, we are not able to advise you on your inquiry.

  2. can a company in Penna. attach a lien on me as a resident of NY state? Are they obligated to notify me??

    1. Gino, you may want to consult with legal counsel to find out more about what is allowed in the state of New York. We are happy to lookup a lien for you however, we are only a public record resources and cannot weigh in on legal matters

  3. after divorce, credit card took money out of my acct 7years have passed. how long can credit cards garnish your acct

    1. William, it really depends on the terms of your divorce and what is stated in those documents as to what type of lien is placed on your financial accounts

    1. Sharon, you can run a vehicle title search with our Nissan VIN title search resources or you can contact the DMV directly to inquire about the status of your car title and if the lien holder, or bank, is still listed as the official owner of your vehicle.

  4. I am using my brother in laws email service. I went to get the tital transfered to my niece and the DMV said there was two liens on my car. News to me.

    1. Daniel, our public record lien search resources are designed to lookup by person, not by address. Do you have the name of a person you’d like for us to run a free lien search for you?

  5. It is possible to know if my liens in my property were removed Could you find out because I have research many online pages and in all I have to pay and give all record but nothing about my liens

    1. Nicholas, we are happy to run a lien record check for you but we’ll need additional information such as your full name, age and state and county of residency

  6. Patricia, if you don’t own your home outright then the bank is the lien holder on your home. If you feel that you have a personal lien, mechanics lien, tax lien or other judgment against you then we can look that up as well. Please let us know the nature of your lien search so we can research this for you

    1. I had a judgment lien on my property in 2011. The 6 year statute of limitations is up. I just need to know if the lien has been removed.

      1. Patricia, we are happy to run a lien search for you if you can provide us with your full name, age and state of residence

    1. Todd, we can lookup specific liens for you if you specify your full name, age and state of residence as well as the nature of the lien you are requesting

    1. Betty, we ran a Lien Record Check on the person you mentioned and did not find anything active in our public record resources. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

    1. Mr. Gross, if you provide us with your full name, age and state of residence we are happy to run a free lien record search and public record search for you. That way you will know if there is any incorrect information.

  7. if i get you the full name an u get me the all the liens on that house please im new in this i dont know anything in detai. Please

    1. Danny, we are happy to run a Lien record search for you if you give us the full name and age and state of residence of the person in question

    1. Danny, we are happy to run the name for you and see what we can find. We’ll need the full name and age and state of residence to run a proper lien record search for you

  8. Hi Good Afternoon. my name is Danny Kay and planning to sell a house cud you please tell me if there is any kind if lein on this. I would appreciate it. athe address is
    11263 sw 74th street miami florida 33173

    Thank you
    Danny K

    1. Danny, unfortunately we cannot lookup lien records by address, only name. You will want to contact the County Recorder’s Office in the relevant Florida county.

      How can I lookup if there is a lien on my home?

      You can find out if there is a bank lien on a house by contacting County Recorder’s Office in the relevant county. You can typically find out if there is a bank lien on a house and who the home title holder is by searching by name or address.

  9. I am putting house up for sale and would love me to know if there are any liens on property located at 2306 Sheriff Drive in Grand Prairie, Tx 75051. I just wanted to know if anything would prevent me from selling my house

    1. Terry, thank you for reaching out about our Free Lien Search Blog, we have researched your information for Grand Prarie, Texas and did not find any property liens in our public record resources. That being said, you can contact the Grand Prarie County Clerk and inquire about any outstanding liens against your property, sometimes property liens are delayed when being reported as public record. For your convenience,their phone number is 972-237-4465.

  10. An electrician put a lien on my property for $203. around 2016. I now contacted him to pay it off since I want to sell the property. He said he will send me a revised Invoice with interest. I have no problem with that. However, I fear he will come back with old invoices that my Contractor didn’t pay, although the Contractor has been paid by myself. Can the electrician come back now with old Invoices over and above the actual lien ?

    1. Marie, the short answer is yes. It sounds like you have a mechanics lien on the house for unpaid work. You might consider talking to a lawyer if you feel the electrician is being dishonest. Also make sure to document everything and have a timeline of work that was completed and what invoices were paid by you

  11. I am looking to see if there is a tax lien on this property .. 214314 County Rd. KK , Mosinee , Wisconsin

    1. Cheryl, unfortunately we can only lookup lien records by name. If you know the name of the person in question we are happy to run a free lien search for you

  12. My name is mamie Wright and I would like to find out if there are any liens on the house im buying from Nancy Davis. My address is 4633 waterway drive north Ft. Worth Texas 76137

    1. We ran a New Jersey lien record search for a John Graves and did not find any medical liens or medicaid liens. That being said, we do show a shoplifting charge for a John D Graves from 2014.

      What is a Medical Lien

      A medical lien is typically granted to patients without medical insurance that have been in some kind of accident and unable to pay for medical care. A doctor, or heath care professional, will then provide medical care on a contingency basis to be repaid by a settlement or other means.

    1. In order to find out about any potential property lien you will want to contact the county recorder or assessor’s office in your city or county. They can verify the status of any property lien or liens on other assets for the deceased.

      How to Find if there is a Lien on a House

      1. Contact or visit the County Recorder’s Office
      2. Contact or Visit the County Assessor’s Office
      3. Contact of Visit the Property Title Company

  13. I’m looking to get approved for an FHA loan and I fear I may have an IRS lien against me… is there any way to perform the search that the lender will perform to know if I’m in the clear or not? Can I simply contact my local courthouse? Thanks in advance

    1. If you are attempting to apply for a FHA loan then you will want to contact the relevant courthouse about this lien search as they can offer you official information that can be used for lending, hiring, academic applications, security clearances, etc..

      A lien search can reveal all kinds of important information about debts that are unpaid or a loan that is still in effect. It’s best practice to verify your lien information on regular basis for accuracy as sometimes there are errors, especially if you’re trying to fix your background information for loans and such.

      Can a Lien Prevent You From Buying a House

      A lien can prevent you from buying a house, especially if you are trying to secure credit after a bankruptcy or a tax lien situation. Federal liens can make it difficult to secure a FHA loan or VA loan. The best practice would be to pay off your existing lien before trying to secure a home loan

  14. Can I actually really find out if there is a lien on my house for free? Im a single mom and i do not have the money to pay even a little fee for one.

    1. If you can provide us with your full name and address we will perform a free lien record search for you.

    1. Dustin,

      Our database resources are not currently setup to search lien records by address. If you can provide us with the address you’re trying to find a lien on then we can do some further research for you.

      How to Search Liens on Property

      1. Lookup the county recorder or county assessor office
      2. Perform a property record search
      3. Locate the property title and lien holder

    1. Hello John,

      We can lookup a specific tax lien or property lien record for a specific county however we do not provide listings. If you provide me the full name of the person in question I would be happy to perform a free lien search for you. I have included a link below for you to obtain listings for tax liens and property liens in your county.

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

    1. Hello Charlotte,

      I’d be happy to help you locate a property lien for you. I will need your full name, state of residency and property address to perform a property lien search. I have included some useful links for lien records below as well as a link to our 5 day free trial where you can perform a free lien record search.

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

  15. I just want to make sure there is nothing that would stop me from selling my house Free and Clear.
    Thank You,

    Vicki Boutsianis

    1. Hello Vicki,

      I would be happy to search a property lien record for you. Please just provide me the first and last name of the person you think has a lien record and their state of residence. Our public lien records search has listing for property liens, IRS liens, tax liens, mechanic liens, bank liens, HOA liens, personal liens and more.

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

      1. Hello my name is Merri, And I have just recently received A personal injury settlement which informed me of a medical lien that was file against me .I am disable I have Medicare and Medicaid which pays 100%of my medical bills . i never Even got any notification or anything can you please help me with my search thank you. Sincerely merri T

        1. Why Do I Have a Medical Lien?

          A Medical Lien is a typically placed on a person’s assets to recover medical expenses from a personal injury. Doctors, health care providers, hospitals and other care physicians have the right to file a medical lien to recover expenses owed for their services.

          1. Can I find out if my house has a Lien with out using my name. I don’t want to put that on internet and raise eye brows? Can you help if I just give address?

          2. We can only perform a house lien by name with our database. You can check with the city recorder of your county if you want to see if there is a lien on your property.

          3. We will need to know the state and county where you reside to do more research for you about a medical lien. Can you also provide us with who has filed the medical lien against you? If you can provide us with some additional information we can better assist you with obtaining more information about your medical lien.

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Last Updated: November 17, 2020

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