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Lien Services

The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) Lien Section is responsible for the recovery of civil penalties and costs incurred due to the enforcement of the Miami-Dade County Code.

The goal of the section is to encourage properties with violations to achieve compliance.

Violations Research Service

The RER Lien Section provides enforcement research services of real property within unincorporated Miami-Dade County that is limited to the following information:

  • Unsafe Structures violations
  • Work Without Permit violations
  • Expired Permit violations
  • Minimum Housing violations
  • Neighborhood violations
  • Liens recorded for above violations
  • Environmental Resources Management enforcement violations

Research Request Form

Fee: $250 per property

Process time: 10-20 business days. Additional time may be required depending on the complexity of the research.

You may submit your research request form via email to [email protected]. After receiving your request, a process number will be provided to you along with an online payment link or Payment must accompany the application in the form of a check or money order made payable to Miami-Dade County.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY 
DEPT OF REGULATORY AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES
LIEN COLLECTION SECTION
11805 SW 26 ST STE 230
MIAMI FL 33175 2464

Copies of lien files cost 15 cents per page (20 cents if double-sided).

Lien Pay-Off / Estoppel Letter

The RER Lien Section provides Lien Pay-off services of real property within unincorporated Miami-Dade County for liens placed on Code Enforcement Violations. Please click on the link below for information to complete and submit a Lien Pay-off request via email to [email protected]. After receiving your request, a process number will be provided to you along with an online payment link.

Lien Pay-Off Request form

Fee: Non-refundable fee of $75, per folio, for the pay-off letter must be paid up front.

Process time: Allow up to three (3) business days, after payment is received, to process the letter.

The payment in the form of a check or money order should be made payable to Miami-Dade County. 

If mailing payment with Lien Pay-Off Request form, send to:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
DEPT OF REGULATORY AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES
LIEN COLLECTION SECTION
11805 SW 26 ST STE 230
MIAMI FL 33175 2464

Note: For cases under the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County Finance Credit and Collections please visit Finance Department.

Special Release of Lien

A Special Release of Lien service is offered when, during the sale or purchase of a property, a title search reveals liens placed on properties owned by the same person attached to properties with no violations, making it virtually impossible for the purchaser to get a mortgage through a financial institution. It is used only when the property being released is free of violations. The Special Release of Lien clears the property without violation(s) from the impact of liens.

Please click on the link below for information to complete and submit a Special Release request form via email to [email protected]. After receiving your request, a process number will be provided to you along with an online payment link. 

"Special Release" form

Fees for this document are as follows:

  • $500 for the actual Special Release Document, plus
  • $250 for each research conducted (minimum two folios)

Process time: 10-20 business days. Additional time may be required depending on the complexity of the research.

The fee for a Special Release may be paid up front by check or money order made payable to Miami-Dade County once your request has been reviewed.

If mailing a check, the completed Special Release request form must accompany payment and be sent to:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY 
DEPT OF REGULATORY AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES
LIEN COLLECTION SECTION
11805 SW 26 ST STE 230
MIAMI FL 33175 2464

Refunds: Should the research reveal violations on the main property, thus rendering the property ineligible for the release, only $500 of the service fee will be refunded.

Note: For cases under the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County Finance Credit and Collections please visit Finance Department.

Partial Releases of Lien

A Partial Release of Lien service applies to condominium units or townhouses where a lien placed on the Homeowners Association (HOA) for common element violations impacts the title of the units within the development.

This service is only available in cases where the specific unit is free of violations/liens and where the building within which the unit is located has no open unsafe structure violations.

In order to apply for the Partial Release, the applicant must present a letter from the Homeowners Association (HOA) stating they are not able to provide any documentation to release them from the liens, along with a copy of the recorded resolution document stating the unit's percentage of responsibility.

Please click on the link below for information to complete and submit a Partial Release request form via email to [email protected]. After receiving your request, a process number will be provided to you along with an online payment link. 

Partial Release form

Fees for this document are as follows:

  • $500 for the actual Partial Release Document, plus
  • $250 for each research conducted (minimum two folios), plus
  • The prorated amount of the unit's responsibility in the Homeowners Association lien(s)

Process time: 10-20 business days. Additional time may be required depending on the complexity of the research.

The service fee for a Partial Release may be paid up front by check or money order made payable to Miami-Dade County once your request has been reviewed and the service fee has been provided to you via email.

If mailing a check, the completed Partial Release request form must accompany payment and be sent to:

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY 
DEPT OF REGULATORY AND ECONOMIC RESOURCES
LIEN COLLECTION SECTION
11805 SW 26 ST STE 230
MIAMI FL 33175 2464

Refunds: Should the research reveal violations on the main property, thus rendering the property ineligible for the release, only $500 of the service fee and the pro-rated amount will be refunded.

Note: For cases under the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County Finance Credit and Collections please visit Finance Department.

Foreclosure Release

A Foreclosure Release relates to a lien or liens recorded against property that may have been foreclosed. 

Please click on the link below for additional information to complete and submit a Foreclosure Release request form via email to [email protected]

Foreclosure Release Request form 

Process time: 10-20 business days. Additional time may be required depending on the volume of liens to review.

Note: For cases under the jurisdiction of Miami-Dade County Finance Credit and Collections please visit Finance Department.

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Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources - Lien & Collection Section
Miami-Dade Permitting and Inspection Center

11805 SW 26 Street, Suite 230
Miami, Florida 33175-2464

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 786-315-2777
Fax: 786-315-2547

 
 
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