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Tax Lien Standard & Limited Search Requests


The types of reports that are available are:

  • Tax Lien Standard Search with or without copies
  • Tax Lien Limited Search with or without copies

Electronic Fulfillment

Requests for Standard or Limited Search Reports will be electronically fulfilled.  An email will be sent to the email address provided and will contain a link (or links) for the Report and/or zip files for requests that include copies.  

The Search Report and copies in the zip file can be opened for viewing, printed and/or downloaded. Generally, with all searches,  the fewer the criteria entered, the more liens returned in the results.  

All search report requests with copies will be inspected for SSN’s and redacted pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 336.9‐531. 

Standard Search Reports

The Tax Lien Standard or Limited Search applies a “contains” search logic.

First, Middle, Last and Organization Names:  The search report will include and filings that contains the words entered.

Example:  If the name of Farm is entered the results will include 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 any character plus “of”    - City of Breckenridge - City Auto of Savage, Inc.

Example:  If “Fred Smith” is entered the results will include liens that contain the word “Fred” and any character plus “Smith”. - Fred John  Goldsmith - Alfred P Smith - Fredrick C Smith‐Coppes - Fred Smith Auto Repair Inc The results will not include Fred and Bev Smith

Example:  If “A J Peterson” is entered the results will include liens that contains “A”and any character plus  “J” and any character plus “Peterson”. - Patrick J Peterson - A J Peterson - Paul J Peterson - William John Peterson

Example:  If “Master Craft” is entered the results will include liens that contain the words “Master” and any character plus “Craft”. - Mastercraft Printing Inc - Master Craft Cabinets Inc - Master Craft Landscaping Incorporated - Mastercraft Electronics Inc

Example:  If “Mastercraft” is entered the results will include liens that contains “Mastercraft”. - Mastercraft Printing Inc - Mastercraft Electronics Inc The results will not include Master Craft Cabinets Inc or Master Craft Outdoors Inc

Example:  If “Service Master” is entered the results will include liens that contain the words “Service” and any character plus “Master”. - Service Master of Luverne - Servicemaster - Servicemaster of Willmar Inc

Example:  If “ServiceMaster” is entered the results will include liens that contains “Servicemaster”. - Servicemaster - Servicemaster of Willmar Inc The results will not include Service Master of Luverne
 

Limited Search Reports

In the case of the Limited Search Report,  the results will include the same name matches as the Standard Search, but with the ability to enter specific criteria to limit the results.

Results can be limited by entering a particular city name or a specific date range.

City: By entering a city, the result will include exact matches of the city name entered, plus any city name on the city name equivalency list.

Example:  If the city of Blmgtn is entered the results will include Blmgtn and Bloomington. (See Appendix B for complete list)

Date range: By entering a date range the result will include, as modified.

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.