Forfeited Property Lien


The Commonwealth may file on the official records of any one (1) or more counties a forfeiture lien notice of the lien created by statutes in Chapter 218A.

Recording Requirements
The forfeiture lien notice shall be signed by an attorney authorized to institute a forfeiture action on behalf of the Commonwealth. The notice shall set forth the following information:

  • Name of the entity asserting the lien (The Commonwealth);
  • The name of the owner of record of the property subject to the lien if known;
  • The name of the defendant;
  • A description of the property which is subject to the lien;
  • The date and place of seizure or location of any property not seized but subject to forfeiture;
  • The violation of law alleged with respect to forfeiture of the property;
  • A reference to any judicial proceeding pending against the property with reference to forfeiture.
  • The name of the county or counties where the proceeding has been brought;
  • The case number of the proceeding (if known);
  • The name and address of the attorney filing the forfeiture lien notice.

Filing fee: NONE

RELEASE LIEN

The Commonwealth is the entity asserting the lien and the only entity that can release the lien.

Filing fee: NONE

FORFEITURE LIEN RENEWAL KRS 218A.450

The term of a forfeiture lien notice shall be for a period of six (6) years from the date of filing unless a renewal forfeiture lien notice has been filed, and, in such case, the term of the renewal forfeiture lien notice shall be for a period of six (6) years from the date of its filing. The Commonwealth shall be entitled to only one (1) renewal of the forfeiture lien notice.

Filing fee: NONE

FORFEITURE LIEN RELEASE KRS 218A.450

The attorney who filed the forfeiture lien notice may release in whole or part any forfeiture lien notice or may release any personal or real property or interest in it from the forfeiture lien notice upon the terms and conditions he determines. Any executed release of a forfeiture lien notice shall be filed in the official records of any county. No charge or fee shall be imposed for the filing of any release of forfeiture lien notice.

Filing fee:  NONE