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Federal Lien Registration

Search Guide

Learn the Basics

  • When searching by debtor’s name, partial names are acceptable. For example, you could use the keywords First South instead of The First Southern Apartments, LTD, LLP. Punctuation is optional.
  • Our records are indexed in alphabetical order.
  • The registrations that come closest to your search criteria are listed first.
  • If an exact match does not appear, you can scroll forward or backward using Previous List and Next List to view the names indexed before and after the current page.
  • Click on the name to view detailed information about the federal judgment lien.
  • Search by document number: the error message Invalid Document Number means the document number does not exist in our records.
    • Try again or search by name.
    • Be sure to use the number zero (“0”) for all document numbers. The letter “o” is not acceptable.

Know Your Search Options

You can search our database by:

  • Debtor’s Name – lists federal lien registrations by debtor’s name. Results include the debtor’s name, address, corporate FEIN (optional), the lien’s status and the type of filing (FLR lien) for each record.
  • Document Number – lists detailed information about the federal tax lien associated with the entered document number.

Access and View Filed Documents

  • You can view a list of document filings on the registration’s detail page.
  • Click View image in PDF format to access the document as a PDF.
  • Click the document link to download a TIFF image.
  •  You can save or print a copy of the document.
  • See Document Image System for more information.

Understand the Details

Refer to the following chart to understand the information included on the registration’s detail page:



Document Number 12-digit number assigned to the lien when filed by the Division of Corporations.
Serial Number Federal Employer Identification (FEI) Number used by the IRS.
Date As of this date, all liens meeting statutory filing requirements have been processed and updated in our database.
Date Filed The date the document was filed by the Division of Corporations
Status Filing status: active, lapsed, or terminated.
Assessment Date The date tax was assessed against the taxpayer by the IRS.
Expiration Date The date lien filing expires; FLR filings expire 10 years, plus 30 days, from the assessment date.
Current Secured Parties The current number of secured parties for the displayed filing.
Current Debtors Current number of debtors for the displayed filing.
Secured Parties The name and address of each currently secured party and FEIN, if provided.
Debtor Parties Name and address of each current debtor and FEIN, if provided.
Event Forms Filed Number of event forms filed for the displayed filing.
Total Pages & Attachments Total number of pages in the file.