How do I obtain a lien against the Respondent/Defendant’s real property?

You may obtain a certified copy of the final judgment from the Clerk's office, service charges are required. The lien may be recorded in Official Records and will act as a lien against the other party's real property for 10 years. The lien may be extended for another 10 years, by re-recording a certified copy of the judgment and simultaneously recording an affidavit with the current address of the person who has a lien as a result of the judgment. See Section 55.10(2), Florida Statutes.

The Plaintiff may also file a Judgment Lien Certificate with the Department of State to obtain a lien on the Defendant's personal property located anywhere in Florida. The liens lapse after 5 years, but can be extended another 5 years by filing another judgment lien certificate. See Sections 55.204(1) and (3), Florida Status. Visit SunBiz for more information and forms.

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