Tax Lien Search
A tax lien is an encumbrance imposed upon a property to secure payment of taxes, usually due to the debtor’s failure to pay real property taxes, personal property taxes or income taxes. Tax liens may be filed at County, State or Federal levels from various agencies.
In due diligence investigations, tax lien searches can be used to evaluate the financial status or integrity of individuals or to determine whether a property one is considering for purchase is free of encumbrance.
Our nationwide tax lien searches utilize our access to proprietary records to quickly identify historical and current tax liens. Name-based or address-based searches can be performed to identify liens associated with a specific individual or parcel of real property.
When conducting an investigation of an individual, tax lien searches can be performed without obtaining a release from the subject. Credit reports, of course, require advance notification and a signed release.
Our Tax Lien Searches Can
- Identify the names of all debtors associated with a specific lien,
- Determine the original filing date of a tax lien,
- Identify the filing number associated with a tax lien,
- Determine the dollar amount of the lien,
- Identify the filing location of a lien,
- Identify the release date of a prior tax lien, and
- Determine whether a tax lien is still active.
A tax lien search can provide valuable insight into one’s existing financial status.
Tax lien searches are often paired with civil judgment searches, as both represent unpaid debt and can open the door to a wealth of ancillary information.