Individuals and businesses that have not paid their taxes may have a certificate of lien filed with the recorder of deeds and
the circuit court in the county where the individual resides or the business is located. The certificate of lien filed with the recorder of deeds attaches to the taxpayer’s real and personal property. The certificate of lien filed with the circuit court
is treated like a judgement of the court.
To search for a certificate of tax lien, you may search by case number or debtor name. With the case number search, you may use either the number assigned by the recorder of deeds or the number assigned by the circuit clerk.
Note: The information provided by this search is updated on a weekly basis. Please contact the circuit clerk or the recorder of deeds in the county in which the lien was filed to receive official information concerning the lien.
For further assistance contact,
Missouri Department of Revenue
P.O. Box 3800
Jefferson City, MO 65105-3800
Telephone: (573) 522-6276
Fax: (573) 522-2404