Release

All document filings at the County Clerk’s office that pertain to Real Estate must include a Property Identification Number (PIDN) and a Group number for the relevant properties.

Release of Agister Lien
This release covers liens of Architect Lien, Assessment Liens, Attorney Liens, Engineer Liens, Farm Crop For Service Lien, Gas Oil Mineral Leasehold Lien, Judgment Lien, Land Surveyors Lien, Landscape Lien, Lis Pendens, Materialman’s Lien, Mechanics Lien, Motor Vehicle Repair & Storage Lien, Real Estate Broker Lien, Veterinary Liens, Work & Supply Lien,

The release requires the following:

The name of the person or entity releasing the line
The name of the person or entity being released
The book and page reference being released
Preparation Statement (if court prepared may not have a Preparation Statement)
The clerk shall request a return mail address.

Filing Fees

Release of City Assessments & Enforcement Lien
The lien release can only be made by the same entity that filed the lien.

Recording requirements are the same as Release of Lis Pendens.

The clerk shall request a return mail address.

Filing Fees

Bond Release Mechanics Lien Private Property
The owner or claimant of property against which a lien has been asserted under KRS376.010 may at any time before judgment has been rendered enforcing the lien, execute before the County Clerk where the lien was filed, a bond for double the amount of the lien claimed with good sureties to be approved by the clerk. Conditioned upon the obligors satisfying any judgment that may be rendered in favor of the person asserting the lien. The clerk shall preserve the bond and upon its execution, the lien shall be discharged.

The surety bond is recorded along with the release document.

The document must have:

The name of the party asserting the lien
The name of the party the lien is against
The surety bond must be attached to the release
There must be a place on the document for the clerk’s approval of the surety
The bond must be double the amount of the lien
A Preparation Statement
Reference where the lien is recorded (the book and page)
The clerk shall request a return mail address.

Filing Fees

Bond Release Mechanics Lien Public Property
Prior to judgment a bond to release a lien may be executed before the county clerk in the county in which the lien was filed.

The bond must be double the amount of the lien claimed.

The clerk shall approve the bond only if the bond is secured by:

Cash
A letter of credit from a bank
Surety by a licensed insurer
The document must have:

The name of the party asserting the lien
The name of the party the lien is against
The surety bond must be attached to the release
There must be a place on the document for the clerk’s approval of the surety
The bond must be double the amount of the lien
A Preparation Statement
Reference where the lien is recorded (the book and page)
The clerk shall request a return mail address.

Filing Fees

Release of Child Support Lien-In-State
The release requires the following:

The person or entity releasing the lien
The person, persons or entity being released
The book & page being released
A Preparation Statement
The clerk shall request a return mail address.

Filing Fees

Release of Child Support Lien Out-Of-State
The release requires the following:

The person or entity releasing the lien
The person, persons or entity being released
The book & page being released
A Preparation Statement
The clerk shall request a return mail address.

Filing Fees

Note: The filing fee for an out of state lien child support lien and the release is different from the in-state lien fee.

Release of Corporation Lien For Taxes
The statute addresses this lien release as a marginal release. “When any tax has been paid, the president or treasurer of the corporation shall enter the word “paid” upon the record in the proper column, & enter the amount so paid & subscribed thereto the name of the corporation by him.”

The preferred method of releasing this or any lien is by recording a release document. The recording requirements for a release document would be the same as the Release of Lis Pendens.

Index the lien in the real estate as follows:

The first party is the holder of the lien (corporation)
The second party is the owner of the property
Filing Fees

Release
AKA (Also Known As) Deed of Release, Satisfaction of Mortgage, Discharge of Mortgage

The document must have the following:

Name of the person or entity releasing the obligation
Name of the individual or entity being released
The mortgage book & page reference being released, or the deed book & page in the case of a vendors lien
Partial releases require a description of the property being released
Release must state whole or partial release
Preparation Statement
Documents must be signed by the party or parties executing the release & the signature(s) notarized.

Filing Fees

Note: Blanket releases which release more than one reference, the clerk shall collect a fee of $3.00 for each additional reference for indexing the notation.

Release of Drug Lien
AKA (Also Known As) Marijuana Lien

The Commonwealth is the entity asserting the lien & the only entity that can release the lien.

Filing Fees
Federal Tax Lien Release
AKA (Also Known As) IRS Release or U. S. Release

The IRS prepares these documents.

The release must be prepared by the IRS or appropriate U.S. Government entity. The release must be signed.

Filing Fees
Note: On rare occasions, the IRS will release more than one reference in a release. The $3.00 additional notation fee would apply.

Forfeited Property Lien
The Commonwealth is the entity asserting the lien & the only entity that can release the lien.

Filing Fees None

Release of Lis Pendens Concerning Proceeding in Bankruptcy
The release requires the following:

The name of the person or entity releasing the bankruptcy action
The name of the person or entity being released from the bankruptcy action
the book & page reference being released
Preparation Statement (if court prepared may not have a Preparation statement)
The clerk shall request a return mail address.

Filing Fees

Marginal Lien Release
KRS 383.360 (1) provides the clerk with the option of using a marginal entry record for releasing mortgages. This form can be used in place of the marginal entry, but caution needs to be used when releasing a mortgage in this manner.

Filing Fees

Medicaid Program Lien Release
The requirements are the same as a release of any other lis pendens. The State must prepare & sign the release.

The document must have:

The Commonwealth
The taxpayer being released
The book & page reference of the original lien
Filing Fees

Real Property Penal Code Lien Release
Paid at the time the lien was filed. Filing Fees

State Lottery Corporation Lien Release
Recording & indexing requirements are the same as State Tax Lien Releases. See section on State Tax Lien Releases.

The Commonwealth is the entity asserting the lien & and the only entity that can release the lien.

Filing Fees

State Tax Liens Release
The document must have:

The Commonwealth
The taxpayer being released
The book & page reference of the original lien
Filing Fees

Unemployed Lien Release
Recording & indexing requirements are the same as State Tax Lien Releases. See section on State Tax Lien Releases.

The Commonwealth is the entity asserting the lien & the only entity that can release the lien.

Filing Fees

Workers Comp Lien Release
Recording & indexing requirements are the same as State Tax Lien Releases. See section on State Tax Lien Releases.

The Commonwealth is the entity asserting the lien & the only entity that can release the lien.

Filing Fees