Requesting A Lien Search
Interested parties, such as title companies and individuals, can request the City to check its records for outstanding liens against a property. For a fee, the City will search its records and report any liens that appear in the records, as well as any other known outstanding charges or assessments against the property.
Accrued interest charges on liens and lien fees that are required to be paid in order to have the liens removed from the public records of Broward County, will also be reported on the Lien Search Report form that the City prepares.
Lien search and certification fees are currently as follows:
- $150 for Residential Standard Service (8 - 10 business days)
- $225 for Residential Expedited Service (1 - 2 business days
- $300 for Non-Residential Standard Service (8 - 10 business days)
- $410 for Non-Residential Expedited Service (1-2 business days)
Additional charges of $25 per meter may be assessed based on the number of meters on the property which must be paid separately by referencing the original request ID.
A separate lien search request form is required for each parcel and must include the property identification number, the property address, and the owner of record. The property identification number is also known as the folio or parcel number.
If you do not know the property identification number for a property, you can go to the Broward County Appraiser website and conduct a Property Search by either the owner's name or property address. Once the page for the property is accessed, you will find the property identification number located in the top right-hand corner of the page (it is shown as "ID #").
Submitting The Request Form
You may submit the completed Request Form to the City in one of three ways:
Online:Complete and submit the Online Lien Search Request Form and make credit card payment by selecting the type of service.
- By Mail: Send your Lien Search Request Form along with your check or money order made payable to the "City of Hollywood" addressed to:
City of Hollywood
Treasury Services - Lien Search, Rm 103
P.O. Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045
City of Hollywood - City Hall
Treasury Services Division
2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 103
Hollywood, FL 33022
(Hours of operation: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm - Monday through Thursday)
Note: Issuance of a Lien Search Report by the City of Hollywood shall not relieve the requesting party from the responsibility of searching the Public Records of Broward County, Florida, for any and all liens or other documents recorded by the City of Hollywood, Florida against the property and/or property owner.