LIEN SEARCH

Overview

When various fines, fees, or charges remain unpaid by property owners, the City can exercise its legal right to place a lien against an owner’s property to ensure the eventual collection of an unpaid amount. Interested parties, such as title companies and individuals, can request the City to check its records for outstanding liens against a property.

Fee Schedule

The fee schedule for lien searches will be as follows:

  • $50 per parcel / 3-5 business days
  • $100 per parcel / 1-2 business days

Forms, Reports & Program Information

You may currently submit your completed Lien Search Request Form in one of two ways:

  1. Mail it, along with your check or money order for $50; 3-5 business days or $100; 1-2 business days made payable to the City of Haines City to: Haines City Police Department, Code Compliance Division, 35400 US Highway 27, Haines City, FL 33844.  The City reserves the right to release the results of the lien search contingent on bank clearance of payments made by check.
  1. Hand deliver it to the Haines City Police Department, Code Compliance Division, 35400 US Highway 27, Haines City, Florida 33844.  Pay the lien search fee $50; 3-5 business days or $100; 1-2 business days by cash, check/money order, or credit at the Customer Service window.  The City reserves the right to release the results of the lien search contingent on bank clearance of payments made by check.

The City is in the process of exploring options to allow for online submission and payment of lien search fees.

Property Identification Number

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 Polk County Property Appraiser’s website at www.polkpa.org 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 #”).

Questions about a Lien Search?

Please call the Code Enforcement Division at (863) 421-9937 or email liensearch@hainescity.com for assistance.