Lien Search

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Requesting a Lien Search for a Fort Lauderdale Property

NOTE: Effective February 1, 2015 The City of Fort Lauderdale has revised its existing fee schedule, or added new fees.

The cost for a STANDARD Lien Search is $75.00 per Parcel/Folio Number with a response time of three business days.

The cost for a RUSH Lien Search is $125.00 per Parcel/Folio Number with a response time of close of the following business day.

Please send the following information along with each lien search request:

  • Name of Requestor
  • Requestor’s Fax or Email
  • Current owner’s name
  • Property address
  • Folio number
  • Legal Description
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) (Only if customer wants original search mailed)

Please use a City of Fort Lauderdale Lien Search Request Form.

Mail or bring the completed form to:

City of Fort Lauderdale
Lien Department 1st floor
100 N Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale FL 33301

Make check payable to the City of Fort Lauderdale.

Once the search is complete, the City will fax and or email the results to you. The City will also mail the results if customer included a SASE.

If you have questions, please contact our Lien Department at 954-828-5155 Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.