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Statewide Electronic Lien Registry database now available

Searchable database replaces county level filings

information provided by the Office of the Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 22, 2018) – Individuals looking for tax liens filed by the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) now have a searchable database at their disposal. A new online Statewide Tax Lien Registry (Lien Registry) provides a single source to locate all active liens and releases filed by IDOR.

The Lien Registry is designed to improve efficiencies and incorporate technology into current work systems. It will lead to more timely information on lien filings, while reducing state filing costs.

“We filed more than 39,000 liens in all 102 counties across the state last year. That cost the Department $700,000 in fees and labor,” said IDOR Director Connie Beard. “Transitioning to an electronic registry will help drive those costs down and accelerate tax receipts going to state and local tax funds.”

The Lien Registry now serves as the only source for obtaining tax lien information. There is no cost and no sign-up required to search the registry, which can be accessed through the “Quick Links” tab on the IDOR webpage at

A tutorial video on the Registry may be found on YouTube:

Questions regarding Lien Registry may be emailed to [email protected].


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.