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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, 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 as follows: $125 for standard service and $195 for expedited service. Currently, standard service is 3 to 7 days and expedited service is 24 to 48 hours.

Search Requirements

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. request. 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:
  • Online by completing and submitting the Online Lien Search Request Form and making payment by credit card by selecting the type of service desired: $125 for standard service or $195 for expedited service.
  • By Mail - Send your completed Lien Search Request Form along with your check or money order for either $125 for standard service or $195 for expedited service. The check should be made payable to the City of Hollywood to:
    City of Hollywood
    Treasury Services - Lien Search, RM 103
    P.O. Box 229045
    Hollywood, FL 33022-9045.
  • In-Person - City of Hollywood, City Hall, Treasury Services, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 103. Hours operations are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.                

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.