County/Provincial Tax Lien


County/Provincial Tax Lien

A search to retrieve information on County/Provincial Tax Liens aim to retrieve information from local county jurisdictions.

The information obtained will detail civil dismissal along with other prominent details including personal and company tax liens.

With Information Direct, the lien or judgement search will also retrieve information about the status of a lien directly from the courts throughout the United States and Canada. This is a hands-on search and is inclusive will all pertinent information to help an employer make successful moves within the hiring and screening process.

Generally stated, a tax lien is a lien imposed by law upon a property to secure the payment of taxes. A tax lien may be imposed for delinquent taxes owed on real property or personal property, or as a result of failure to pay income taxes or other taxes.

County tax liens are sold for the amount of delinquent taxes, interest charges and related fees due to a County. A tax lien does NOT convey ownership to a property however. This information is obtained in an inclusive hands-on process by specialists who proceed with adherence to the law and county codes for such requests and records obtained.


According to the California State Controller, the sale of tax-defaulted property by the county tax collector is free and clear of all encumbrances existing before the sale. These provisions are to be upheld with several exceptions being met.

One of the exceptions states that any lien for installments of taxes and special assessments, which installments will become payable on the secured roll after the time of the sale. Or in the instance that a lien for taxes or assessments or other rights of any taxing agency that does not consent to the sale is met.

With liens for special assessments levied on the property that were, at the time of the sale, not included in the amount necessary to redeem the tax-defaulted property, and where a tax agency that collects its own taxes has consented to the sale.

Other provisions will need to be met including easements constituting servitudes upon or burdens to the property. Those would entail water rights. And in addition, a title that is held separately from title to the property. Also to be met are restrictions of record.
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Tax Lien Jurisdictions

Similar to Federal and State Tax Liens, you can expect a hands-on and comprehensive search with Information Direct. This inclusive search is conducted to allow an employer the ability to gain records that may or may not have an impact on the eligibility for employment depending on the company.

A search is completed with accurate information. Specialists are employed to navigate the channels necessary in accordance with the law to reach and obtain records for a County/Provincial Tax Lien search.

Information Direct will complete a search for county/provincial tax liens to meet requirements with each county’s jurisdiction. Our specialists are employed to adhere to the law and follow steps within a search to obtain complete and reliable reports. Reports will be comprehensive and include summaries to assist employers in the process of reading and understanding reports pertaining to an applicant or the information regarding a tax lien on a county or province in Canada.

Tax Lien Certificate

A certificate can mean a lot of things for the holder, but a tax lien certificate has more influence for making a big decision, or a wise one. A tax lien certificate is a claim against a property that has a lien placed upon it as a result of unpaid property taxes. Tax lien certificates are generally sold to investors through an auction process.

To put it in terms of the real estate industry, the auction in this case represents sales of homes with unpaid property taxes. A tax lien sale is when the liens are auctioned off to the highest bidder which means the highest bidder now has the right to collect the liens. That right to collect also comes with addition of plus interest from the homeowner. If the homeowner can't pay the liens, the new lien owner can foreclose on the property.

Reporting Information

Information Direct employs specialists trained to understand and interpret the law in the record for an employer to easily understand when given records obtained in County/Provincial Tax Lien search.

Information obtained in a search will also include the results of any decisions made in the proceeding of the lien status. Any outcome will most certainly be included in the information given to an employer when the search is conducted to help the employer make a confident decision in their hiring process.
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