Collections & Liens

Lien Search

The City of North Miami makes the following information public through a lien search: 

  • Utility Services – any recorded liens and dues for water, sewer, sanitation, storm water 
  • Special Assessments - any recorded liens and other dues 
  • Code Compliance – any violation tickets, liens and other dues 

To request a lien search:

Submit the Lien Search Request Form (PDF) along with:
The required fee, payable to the City of North Miami
In person or by mail:
Attn: Lien Department
City of North Miami
776 NE 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161

We do not accept Lien Search requests via fax or email.

Lien Search Request Fees:
$60.00   Next business day (request must be received before 12pm)
$45.00   3 business days
$35.00   5 business days or more

Permit Search

Building/Permit Property searches are handled by Building Department. You may submit your request online. Contact them directly at 305-895-9820 for more information

Partial Releases

Condominium Partial Release of Lien
For instances in which a lien has been placed against the Homeowner's Association (HOA) for common elements' violations, that affects the title of the individual units within the development.

Special Partial Release of Lien
For instances in which during the sale or purchase of a property, the title search reveals liens placed on properties owned by the same individual, attached to properties that have no violations, whether inside or outside city limits.

To request a Partial Release of Lien:
Submit the Partial Release of Lien Request Form (PDF) along with:

  1. A Lien Search report, prepared by the City of North Miami Lien Office within the last 30 days.
  2. A copy of the fully executed Real Estate Purchase and Sales Contract

In person or by mail:
Attn: Lien Department
City of North Miami
776 NE 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161

Partial Release Request form and supporting documents may be submitted via email at lien@northmiamifl.gov.

Partial Release of Lien Request Fee: No upfront fee

Mitigation of Code Enforcement Lien

For the mitigation of daily fines and penalty fees, accrued through a code enforcement lien, after the violation is in compliance.

To request a Mitigation of a Code Enforcement Lien:
Submit the Mitigation of Code Enforcement Lien Request Form (PDF) along with: 

  1. The required fee, payable to the City of North Miami
  2. Letter of explanation, documents and /or pictures such as invoices and pictures of repairs; evidence of special circumstances; or other information that will support your request for lien mitigation.

In person or by mail:
Attn: Lien Department
City of North Miami
776 NE 125 Street
North Miami, FL 33161

We no not accept Lien Mitigation requests via fax or email

Mitigation of Code Enforcement Lien Request Fee: 

$250.00 per folio number

The mitigation request will be reviewed by the Finance Department, which will make a recommendation to the City Manager. The City Manager has the sole discretion to approve and set the mitigation amount or deny the request. In cases where the request is denied or where the applicant failed to pay the approved amount in the time specified, the lien will remain in the original amount and continue to accrue interest.