What is a lien?
Many times the owner of property may owe money to various creditors. The lien allows the creditors a means of preventing the property from being either sold or mortgaged until the debt is paid.

There are many types of liens filed in the Register of Deeds Office: Internal Revenue and State Tax liens (for non-payment of taxes), and mechanics liens (for labor and material furnished in repair of personal property). However, a mechanic lien on real estate is filed with the clerk of the district court.

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1. What is the Register of Deeds Office?
2. What is a deed?
3. What if I lost my deed?
4. Does a deed have to be recorded?
5. What is a lien?
6. What happens to a document when it is brought to the register of deeds?
7. How long will it take for a deed or other documents to be returned?
8. How do I find the deed to my house?
9. Can I locate the mortgage on my house in the Register of Deeds Office?
10. Who do I talk to in the Register of Deeds Office?
11. May I make out my own deed?
12. Can you record property in the Reno County Register of Deeds Office if the property is not located in Reno County?
13. Can the Register of Deeds Office tell you if you have a good and clear title?
14. What other kinds of records would I find in the Register of Deeds Office?
15. How far back do the records go?
16. What is Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)?
17. Who runs the Register of Deeds Office?
18. Who is the registrar of deeds?
19. Where is the register of deeds office located?
20. Additional Information