The sole purpose of recording a lien in the Sheriff’s Office is to allow the lienholder to receive notice of unpaid taxes. A lienholder has two ways in which to file a lienholder’s certificate.
- A statement of lienholder entitled “Statement of Lienholders and Other Interested Parties” (§11A-3-3) may be filed directly with the Sheriff’s Tax Office.
- When the “Sales Listing Form” is filed with the County Clerk’s Office (§ 11-22-6) make sure the “Lienholder Information” portion is completed. The County Clerk forwards a copy of this form to the Sheriff’s Tax Department. These forms are examined for lienholder information. If this information is present we record the information into our system.
**PLEASE!!! DO NOT SUBMIT BOTH TYPES OF FORMS! IT CAUSES DUPLICATE ENTRIES IN OUR SYSTEM AND CHARGES OUR CUSTOMERS MORE FEES ON THEIR DELINQUENT TAXES.
When the lienholder information is not filed with our office, the lienholder is forfeiting his rights to be notified of pending tax lien procedures against properties on which they hold a lien.
Click here to obtain a copy of the most recent “Statement of Lienholders and Other Interested Parties”.