The Real Estate System is comprised of three primary components including the Lien Index. Each county maintains the official deed, lien and plat dockets.
The lien index refers the user liens filed in all counties since at least January 1, 2004. The lien dockets hold liens on land or personal property (other than Uniform Commercial Code transactions) filed pursuant to state or Federal laws. Searches may be performed by name or by county book and page. Searches may be done by county, region or statewide. Date range, party type, lien instrument type and geographic filters are available for use. Results provide the full index data including names of the parties to the instrument, location of the property and the book and page where the actual deed is filed in the county. Images of all pages of the documents are available to view and print.
The Clerks’ Authority System provides Internet access 24 hours a day to these dockets and the documents which have been filed in all counties in Georgia. Before the creation of the Lien Index System searchers had to be personally present in each county courthouse to examine the mazes of dockets and books and layouts that varied significantly from county to county. There was little uniformity in the methods of maintaining and indexing these records making searching a difficult endeavor and prone to errors for all but the most sophisticated searchers. Now all of this information is at your fingertips in standardized formats that make document location much simpler and more reliable.
Homeowners, attorneys, banks, title examiners and businesses can all benefit from the Lien Index System making what otherwise would be time consuming and tedious tasks simple and cost effective. Find a copy a tax lien, court judgment lien, construction lien, environmental lien, pending lawsuit lien or other liens relating to land or personal property. Search for liens statewide. Search for particular types of liens by instrument type.
It is always prudent to check for liens prior to entering into important contracts or associations not only for businesses but also for individuals.
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