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Lien on Real Property Penal Code Offenses

KRS 532.164

Any convicted person owing fines, court costs, restitution, or reimbursement before or after his release from incarceration shall be subject to a lien upon his interest, present or future, in any real property.

The real property lien shall be filed in the circuit clerk’s office of the county in which the person was convicted and shall also be filed by the Commonwealth in any county in which the convicted person is known to own property or reside.

The lien may be foreclosed upon in the manner prescribed in KRS Chapter 426 and shall remain valid until satisfied. The lien shall constitute a charge against the estate of any decedent owing moneys under this chapter.

The attorney for the Commonwealth, and not the crime victim shall prepare and file lien documents for moneys to be restored to the crime victim.

The manner of filing, recording, and releasing the lien shall be consistent with the provisions of KRS Chapter 376.

See section on Mechanics Lien for recording requirements

Filing Fee: The attorney for the Commonwealth shall pay to the county clerk five dollars ($5) which shall be assessed as court costs for the filing of any lien upon real estate.
This $5.00 includes the release per KRS 532.164 (5).

The filing fee shall constitute payment for both filing and release of the lien. The attorney for the Commonwealth shall notify the appropriate county clerk that the lien has been satisfied within ten (10) days of satisfaction.

Susan Campbell
Boyd County Clerk

Boyd County Courthouse
2800 Louisa St.
Catlettsburg, Ky. 41129

Phone: (606) 739-5116
Email: [email protected]

Branch Offices
Cedar Knoll Mall
Phone: (606) 929-9595

Ashland Office
335 16th Street
Ashland, Ky. 41101
Phone: (606) 325-3547