To find if there are any liens, here are your options:
- Search the county recorder, clerk, or assessor’s office online. All you need is the name of the property owner or its address.
- Visit the county recorder, clerk, or assessor’s office in person.
- Contact a title company.
How do I look up a tax lien?
The IRS has a department called the Centralized Lien Unit that you can contact at (800) 913-6050, and you will be able to find out if the IRS has placed a lien on your property.
What is a property lien?
A property lien is a legal claim on assets which allows the holder to obtain access to property if debts are not paid. It is then delivered to the property holder with specific terms notifying them that action has been taken to repossess a piece of property.
How do I do a title search on my property?
Visit the County Assessor
Most states now have additional tools available for free property title searches. You can find these on your state government sites under “county assessor.” You will have to select your county, and you can then search through the listed properties.