A lien is a legal claim to your property as security for tax or fee debt. Recordation of a lien provides public notice to your creditors that someone has a claim against your property. When the debt is paid, the lien is released.
Federal tax liens are recorded at the request of the Internal Revenue Service. For questions about a federal tax lien, contact the IRS directly:
Centralized Lien Unit (800) 913-6050
General Information (800) 829-1040
Board of Equalization (916) 445-1122
Employment Development Department (916) 464-2669
Franchise Tax Board (916) 845-4350 or (800) 852-5711