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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 of $100, 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.

The accrued interest charges on the liens, as well as the lien fees that must 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 searches are usually completed within one day of receiving the formal request.

Search Requirements

You must supply the property identification number for every lien search that you request. You must provide the property identification number on the City's Lien Search Request Form so the City is certain of the exact parcel you wish searched. 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 Property Appraiser's website and conduct a Property Search by either the owner 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:
  • By Mail - Send your completed lien search request form along with your check or money order for $100 made payable to the City of Hollywood to:
    Treasury Services Division / Collections and Liens
    City of Hollywood
    P.O. Box 229045
    Hollywood, FL 33022-9045.
    • The City reserves the right to release the results of the lien search contingent on bank clearance of payments made by check.
  • In-Person - Hollywood City Hall, Bill Payment Services, Room 103, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard. Hours operations are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.
    • Pay the $100 lien search fee by cash, check / money order, or debit / credit card. The city reserves the right to release the results of the lien search contingent on bank clearance of payments made by check.

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.