What is a lien?

As a property owner, you may owe money to various creditors. A lien is filed by creditors to prevent property from being sold or mortgaged until the lien is satisfied. There are many types of liens such as for non-payment of taxes and mechanics liens. Mechanics liens for construction or labor are filed in the District Court's Office. Mechanics liens on personal property are filed in the Register of Deeds office as a UCC.

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1. What is a deed?
2. Can I make out my own deed?
3. Does the Register of Deeds only record real estate records?
4. Can the Register of Deeds do a title search and tell me if I have clear title to my property?
5. What is a lien?