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Requesting A Lien Search For A Plantation Property

NOTE: Effective February 1, 2013, the City of Plantation has revised its existing fee schedule, or added new fees. Please click here to see Ordinance 2473 for specifics.

The cost of a lien search placed on a property by the City of Plantation is $52.50 per folio number with a response time of 5-7 business days. The City now offers an “Expedited Service” (2 day processing) for a fee of $125.00. Please send the following information along with each lien search request:

  • Folio number (located on the Real Estate Notice of Taxes in the left hand corner box titled “Property Identification No.”)
  • Property address
  • Current owner’s name
  • Fax number
  • Check payable to the City of Plantation
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) (Only if customer wants original documents mailed)

Once the search is complete, the city will fax the results to you for expediency. The City will also mail the originals if customer included a SASE.

Only liens placed by the City of Plantation will be shown. Some examples of liens are: Code Enforcement, Lot Mowing, State Housing Initiatives Partnership, Sidewalk Repair, Special Assessment, Unsafe Structures and Water/Sewer Bill Outstanding.

When all liens are paid, the City of Plantation will prepare a Release of Lien and record it at the Broward County Records Division, located at 115 S. Andrews Ave., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 at the corner of Broward Boulevard and South Andrews Avenue. The recording office is in Room 114 and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional questions, you may contact them directly at (954)-585-2354. Requests for a lien search should be sent to City of Plantation, 400 N.W. 73rd Ave., Plantation, FL 33317.

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