Liens are not filed by serial number. Liens are filed on the debtor in the state a company is incorporated or the primary state of residence of an individual. That would be the state who issued a driver’s license or state ID.

Ground Clearance can assist you with the information in the lien search and how to obtain lien releases or payoffs.

Did you know it is not legal to contact another person or company’s creditors without written consent?

If a seller requires the deal completed right away and will not allow time for a lien search or will not provide releases from creditors, there is a change the machine(s) may be stolen or the seller is in financial trouble and does not want the funds to pay off a note attached to the machinery. The lien follows the machine. If you take possession and liens are not released, you will own the debt.also.