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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.

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 the Release of Lis Pendens.

The clerk shall request a return mail address.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 an appropriate U.S. Government entity. The release must be signed.

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.

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.

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.

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

Real Property Penal Code Lien Release

Paid at the time the lien was filed.

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.

State Tax Liens Release

The document must have:

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

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.

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.

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