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How to Search Tax Lien Filings


File Number Search

File Number Search is a free search by the filing number of the document, and does not require an account. Copies of specified lien records can be ordered through the Minnesota Business and Lien System (MBLS) online for a fee; ordering copies requires an account.

TO SEARCH BY FILE NUMBER:

Go to the UCC/Tax Lien page

By default, "file number" is selected

Type your file number into the search box and hit "search"

Your filing details should display

 
Tax Lien Debtor Name Look-Ups

Debtor Name Look-Ups provide a quick and easy way to find liens immediately.  This functionality is useful when formal search reports are not needed. The results of this kind of search are not permissible in court. 

Debtor Name Look-Ups require an account and a subscription. When you purchase a subscription you choose how many Name Look-ups you wish to purchase. Additional subscriptions providing for more look‐ups can be purchased at anytime.

Copies of specified lien records found using this method can be ordered online for a fee. 

TO SEARCH BY TAX Lien DEBTOR NAME:

Login or Create an Account in our system. Go here for instructions on how to create an account.

Purchase a subscription for the number of name look-ups you would like to do.  
Go here for instructions on how to purchase a subscription.

Go to the UCC/Tax Lien page.

Select "Tax Debtor Name" above the search box.

Type the Debtor Name into the search box.

 
HOW THE Tax Lien Debtor NAME LOOK-UP HANDLES names

The name entered in the party name field will return liens if the party name entered is contained anywhere in the taxpayer name, whether an individual or an organization and regardless of whether punctuation is entered.  (see details about how names are normalized, equivalencies and noise words are matched.) 

Example:  If the name of Farm is entered the results will bring back all liens that contain the word “Farm”: - The Smith Farms - US Farm Service Agency - Joe Farmer

Example:  If “City of” is entered the results will include liens that contain the word “City” and “of” regardless of where they are in the name.   - City of Breckenridge - City Auto of Savage, Inc.

Example:  If “John Smith” is entered the results will include liens that contain the word “John” and “Smith” regardless of where they are in the name. - John William Goldsmith - John P Smith - John Smith Auto Repair Inc

Example:  If “A J Peterson” is entered the results will include liens that contains “A”, “J” and “Peterson” regardless of where they are in the name. - Patrick J Peterson - A J Peterson - Paul J Peterson - William John Peterson

Example:  If “Smith‐Coppes” or “Smith Coppes” is entered the results will include liens that contain the words “Smith‐Coppes” or “Smith Coppes” regardless if punctuation is entered.

Example:  If “PrincetonParty House & Catering Inc” or “PrincetonParty House and Catering Inc” are entered the results will include liens that contain the words “PrincetonParty House Secured Search Logic Implementation Guide pg. 10 & Catering Inc” or “PrincetonParty House and Catering Inc” regardless of whether “and” or “&” is entered.

Example:  If “O’Malley” or “O Malley” is entered, the results will include liens that contain the word “O’Malley”; “OMalley” and “O Malley” 

 
How the Tax Lien Debtor Name Look-up Handles City and Date Range

City and Date Range may be entered to limit the results when conducting a Debtor Name and or Tax Lien Debtor Name Look‐Ups.

City: when you enter a city the results will contain an exact match plus any city name on the city name equivalency list, for that exact match.  

Example:  If the city of Blmgtn is entered the results will include Blmgtn and Bloomington.  

Date range: the date range will only return exactly what is entered

Example: If the start date entered is 1/1/2012 and the end date is 1/1/2013 all liens, that match all other criteria, with either an original filing date or an amendment filing date that falls within this range will be returned.  In this example, if the original lien was filed on 6/3/2012 it will be returned, an amendment filed on 10/3/2012 will be returned and so on.