Requesting a Lien Search
Interested parties, such as title companies and individuals, can request the City to check its records for open violations and outstanding liens against a property. For a fee of $45 or $60 per folio, the City will search its records and report any open code violations, liens that appear in the records, as well as any other known outstanding charges or assessments against the property. If the $45 fee is paid, the turnaround time is between three to five business days. If the $60 fee is paid, the turnaround time is between 24 to 48 hours. You will receive the letter via email or fax.
Once the assessments/lien fees are paid, the City will prepare an Affidavit of Compliance and Release of Lien in order to have the liens removed from the public records of Miami-Dade County.
Please be advised that the information contained in the lien letters is limited to the City of Doral and does not include any information with regard to the liens, assessments or other charges imposed by Miami-Dade County.
You must provide the folio number for each property for every lien search that you request. You must provide the property identification number on the City's Lien Search Request Form so the City is certain of the exact parcel you wish searched. The property identification number is also known as the folio or parcel number. You must provide your email address, telephone and fax number.
If you do not know the property identification number for a property, you can go to the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser's website and conduct a Property Search by either the owner's name or property address. Once the page for the property is accessed, you will find the property identification number located in the top left hand corner of the page (it is shown as Folio No).
The lien letter will show the exact same information as shown in the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser's.
Submitting the Request Form
You must use one form (available here) for each folio and send it separate from other requests you may have for other departments in the City.
You may submit the completed Request Form to the City in one of two ways:
(1) By Mail - Send your completed lien search request form along with your check or money order for $45 or $60 made payable to the City of Doral to:
Code Compliance Department
Attention: Suhail Rolón
City of Doral Government Center
8401 N.W. 53rd Terrace
Doral, FL 33166.
(2) In-Person – City of Doral Government Center, 8401 N.W. 53rd Terrace, 2nd Floor Doral, FL 33166.
Pay the lien search fee by cash, check / money order, or debit / credit card.
Hours of operations are 8:00 am to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.
Suhail Rolón, Code Compliance Clerk
305-593-6680 Ext. 3167
Online and/or Phone payments are not accepted at this time.
The city reserves the right to release the results of the lien search contingent on bank clearance of payments made by check.
For utilities, please contact the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer at (305) 665-7477.
For Fire violations, please contact the Miami-Dade County Fire Department 786-331-5000.
Note: Issuance of a Lien Search Report by the City of Doral shall not relieve the requesting party from the responsibility of searching the Public Records of Miami-Dade County, Florida, for any and all liens or other documents recorded by the City of Doral, Florida against the property and/or property owner.
To request Open Permits Searches or a Certificate of Occupancy, you should contact the Building Department at 305-593-6700. For zoning verifications, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department at 305-593-6630.