A free sample lien release can be obtained from the Free Legal Documents Project. The sample lien release serves as a simple example of how a lien release should appear. Whenever possible, as much detail specific to the transaction should be included in the form.
A lien is a legal statement of interest in a piece of property granted to provide security to a person or entity. Usually, liens are granted as security to a lender in order to obtain financing such as for a mortgage or auto loan. The lien allows the creditor to have legal recourse against a specific piece of property should the borrower fail to meet the terms of the loan. A lien release is a statement from the creditor that he no longer holds any interest in the property, that is, that the debt has been paid.