ACCESS PROPERTY LIEN AND TITLE RECORDS BY STATE OR COUNTY
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There are a few county websites that offer lien and mortgage records online for the general public. However In most cases, a login or subscription will be required to access these property records. Typically there is a fee for document images and copies of mortgage deeds. There are also online Property Record and Title Information companies that also offer access to the same property records but with a bit more streamline search efforts and results.
WHAT IS A PROPERTY LIEN?
A property lien is a type of instrument to secure a specific interest
related to real property or land (also considered an encumbrance). The interest or
purpose is usually monetary in nature (such as a loan or mortgage) or in the
form of a judgment, mechanic, HOA or tax lien. Liens are either voluntary
(mortgage, lines of credit) or involuntary (tax liens, judgment liens, etc.) and
are executed or “perfected” by recordation. Liens can be enforced through a
foreclosure process. If the liened amounts are paid before the lien is enforced
or during a transfer or sale of the property, it is deemed "released." In most
states, a judgment cannot be recorded with the county unless the case is handled
in, or transfered to superior or a higher court (not Justice or City).