of release of tax lien
Instructions on How to Request
a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien
Section 6325(a) of the Internal Revenue Code directs us to release a Federal Tax Lien after a tax liability becomes fully paid or legally unenforceable. We also must release a lien when we accept a bond for payment of the tax.
If we haven’t released the lien within thirty days, you can ask for a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien.
Requesting A Copy of the Certificate
If you have paid the tax you owed and have not received a copy of the Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien, you may write or call your local Lien Processing Unit. Sheet 2 provides a listing of the offices where you can obtain a copy of the certificate. Locate the state where you live to obtain the phone number or the appropriate address.
The certificate you receive will not show the official recording information. For a copy of the recorded certificate, you must contact the recording office where the Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien was filed.
Requests for certificates of release for any other reason should be mailed to IRS, Attn: Technical Services Group Manager. Use Publication 4235, Technical Services Group Addresses, to determine where to mail your request.
Send your written request with any required documents to the appropriate address.
Your request must contain the following information:
1. The date of your request;2. The name and address of the taxpayer;3. One copy of each Notice of Federal Tax Lien you want released; and4. Why you want us to release the lien.If you’ve paid the tax, enclose a copy of either of the following:
1. An Internal Revenue receipt;2. A canceled check; or3. Any other acceptable proof.Please include a telephone number with the best time for us to call you should we need additional information.We may need to research your account to confirm you no longer have a liability. We will provide a release once we have done so.
If you have an immediate or urgent need for a Certificate of Release of Federal Tax Lien, visit or telephone your local IRS office. Be prepared to show proof of payment.
You can pay any unpaid tax with a certified check, cashier’s check, or postal or bank money order to receive the certificate of release.
Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service
Publication 1450 (Rev. 9-2004) Catalog Number 10665H
Case Processing Addresses
If the Taxpayer Resides in
Send Correspondence to: IRS, Attn: CSP
135 High Street, Hartford, CT 06103
135 New Sudbury
Boston, MA 02203
110 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036
625 Fulton Street, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201
111 Huron Street, 3rd Floor, Buffalo, NY 14202
Federal Towers, 1001 Liberty Avenue — Suite 1300
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
P.O. Box 722, Springfield, NJ 07081
District of Columbia
31 Hopkins Plaza, Fallon Room 1120,
Baltimore, MD 21203
400 North 8th Street, Room 898, Richmond, VA 23240
320 Federal Place, Room 335, Greensboro, NC 27401
400 West Bay Street, STOP
4900, Jacksonville, FL 32202
550 Main Street, Room 3405, Cincinnati, OH 45202
985 Michigan Avenue, 9th Floor, Detroit, MI 48226
230 So. Dearborn Street, Mail Stop 5015 CHI,
Chicago, IL 60604
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Mail Stop 5304 MIL,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
600 So. Maestri Place, STOP 49,
New Orleans, LA 70130
801 Broadway, MDP 35, Nashville, TN 37203
801 Broadway, MDP 148, Nashville, TN 37203
1222 Spruce Street, Mail Stop 4700 STL,
St. Louis, MO 63103
316 No. Robert Street, Mail Stop 4045,
St. Paul, MN 55101
MS 5023AUS, 300 East 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701
North Texas Area
MS 5030DAL, 1100 Commerce Street,
Dallas, TX 75242
MS 4060 OKC, 55 No. Robinson Street,
Oklahoma, OK 73102
MS 5355 DEN, 600 17th Street, Denver, CO 80202
MS 5923 PHX, 210 East Earll Drive,
Phoenix, AZ 85012
915 Second Ave., Mail Stop W246, Seattle, WA 98174
STOP 5520, 5104 No. Blythe Street, Suite 102,
Fresno, CA 93722
24000 Avila Road, Mail Stop 5720,
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
STOP 5520, 5104 No. Blythe Street, Fresno, CA 93722
300 No. Los Angeles Street, STOP 4002,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mercantil Plaza Building, 2 Ponce DeLeon Avenue,
Room 1014, San Juan, PR 00918