What is a municipal lien search

What is a municipal lien search

Florida real estate purchase contracts call for the seller to pay for a municipal lien search under the seller closing cost section of the contract.


A municipal lien search looks at potential liens that are not recorded in the counties public records and includes any open permits.

The municipal lien search looks at:

Utility bills owed

Code violations

Permitting issues that may exist

Special assessments that could be due

Property taxes due


Written by Dawn Rupe

Dawn Rupersburg Broker Associate with Coral Shores Realty in Ocala FL. Selling Residential Real Estate in Ocala Florida, Belleview Florida, & Summerfield Florida. Call Dawn at 352-553-3369

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