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Lien Research Request

A lien research request is available either online, by mail or in person and is performed by city staff for both Special Assessments and Utility liens. We provide outstanding balances due on Utility Liens and Special Assessments Liens including pending assessments. The lien research request form containing the City’s response will be your documentation for search results and payment receipt.

Before getting started please note:
  • There is a $55.00 fee per request which must be paid prior to recieving results.
    • There is an additional $2.00 convenience fee for all credit card and debit card transactions made online or by phone.
  • Please be sure the subject property is in the City limits. You will be charged even if the search reveals that the property is outside city limits.
  • Online, mail and phone requests provide results within 2 business days from receipt of request and payment.

Also note: We do not provide recording information or photocopies of recorded documents. The City of St. Petersburg assumes no liability for errors or omissions contained in the research response. Code Enforcement liens are processed Code enforcement (727) 893-7373, Nuisance Abatement lines are processed by the Police Department (727) 892-5427.

 


Online Lien Research Requests

CREDIT CARD INFORMATION MAY BE PROVIDED TO CITY COLLECTION STAFF TO BE KEPT ON FILE FOR FUTURE ONLINE REQUESTS. THERE IS A $2.00 CONVENIENCE FEE FOR ALL CREDIT/DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS MADE ONLINE OR BY PHONE.

  (For details please call 727-893-7196 or 727-893-7824)

  • Complete one(1) Lien Research request form for each parcel identification number to be searched
  • A pay thru date must be provided on each search request.
  • Note: Once the pay thru date expires, a new lien research request must be submitted.
  • All fields must be completed.
  • Email the completed form to Special Assessments/Utility liens before 4:30 p.m. (weekdays only, excluding holidays)
  • Upon receipt of payment, City Collection staff will email the search results for both special assessments and utility liens to the requesting party within 2 business days.

ONLINE LIEN SEARCH REQUEST


Mail a Lien Research Request

  • Complete lien research form for each parcel identification number to be searched.

  • Mail the completed search request form including payment of $55.00 and a postage paid self addressed envelope per request to:

City of St Petersburg
Attn: Special Assessments/Utility Liens
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, Florida 33731

  • Checks or money orders should be made payable to “City of St Petersburg”.
  • Overnight requests can be sent to:

City of St Petersburg
Attn: Special Assessments/Utility Liens
325 Central Avenue – 1st Floor
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Upon receipt, City staff will return the search results to the requesting party by mail within 2 business days.

 REQUEST FORMS BY MAIL


In-Person/Counter Lien Research Request

  • Lien research requests can be submitted in person at:

Municipal Services Center
Special Assessments / Utility Counter
325 Central Avenue
1ST Floor
St Petersburg, Florida

  • Blank forms and instructions will be provided.
  • Payment of $55.00 for each request must be submitted along with a completed lien research form.
  • City staff will conduct the lien research and will provide the results to the requestor by 4:00 p.m. same day.

In-Person/Counter Lien Research Request

(Do It Yourself) No Fee

Any individual may perform a Special Assessments and Utility lien search in our office at no charge during normal business hours. City collection staff is available for assistance.

To complete a lien search utilizing the City’s lien records, you must have the address, parcel identification number and legal description for each property. Completed search forms can then be submitted to City Collection staff to provide payoff information.

For assistance please call (727) 893-7196 or (727) 893-7824. 

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P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, Florida 33731

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City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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