Municipal Lien Searches

In numerous states, conducting a Municipal Lien Search is a mandatory step in the due diligence process for real estate transactions. It's essential to expand your investigation beyond just the county clerk's office to identify any preexisting financial obligations that may lead to a future lien.

Municipalities can attach unrecorded liens to a property, which can be expensive and require extensive repairs a n d corrections a s this information is not found in a standard title Search.
The search is conducted with the city or county finance department to determine whether there are any:

Supported Integrations

The following applications support Municipal Lien Searches
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What’s your standard Turnaround for a Municipal Lien Search?
Our commitment to providing swift and efficient service is paramount to us at Skyline Title Support. We understand the urgency often associated with obtaining information, and we endeavor to commence processing all orders within a 24-hour timeframe from receipt.

Should your request necessitate information from municipal sources, please be advised that the timeline may be subject to extension due to external factors beyond our control. Our typical turnaround for Municipal Lien Searches are within 2-5 Business days.

Upon initiation of your order, you will promptly receive a confirmation email detailing the estimated invoice cost and an anticipated completion date.

For inquiries regarding the estimated turnaround time prior to placing an order, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at your convenience.
Do I need a Municipal Lien Search on a Condominium?
While numerous condominiums may operate under a master meter for utilities, it is important to note that individual units within the condominium may still be subject to code violations, Assessments and Open/Expired Permits.
What is not included in a full Municipal Lien Search?
Recorded Liens, HOA/Condo Estoppels, Zoning Verification Letters, Certificate of Occupancy, Payoff on Recorded/Unrecorded Liens.
What does lienable vs. non-lienable mean in regards to utilities balance information?
In property transactions, it's crucial to discern between lienable and non-lienable utility balances, as they can significantly impact ownership responsibilities.

Lienable Utility Balance: This type of balance remains attached to the property, irrespective of ownership transfers. It often arises from outstanding utility accounts initiated by previous property owners. Failure to address or settle this balance before closing means it becomes the buyer's responsibility.

Non-Lienable Utility Balance: Contrary to lienable balances, non-lienable balances prompt the utility company to pursue collections directly from the account holder. It's important to note that utility companies in Florida may differ in their approach to such balances.

Understanding the distinction between lienable and non-lienable balances is crucial for property buyers and sellers alike, ensuring a smooth and informed transaction process.

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