Releasing Liens

Judgment Liens are filed in the Summit County Clerk of Courts office to recover outstanding debt. In order to release a lien, payment including court costs must be paid in full. The cost of releasing an Ohio Department of Taxation, Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, Child Support, or City of Akron Lien is $60.50. The court cost to release a Judgment Lien is $5.00. Personal checks are not accepted for Ohio Department of Taxation lien releases. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) are accepted. An Original Release, prepared by the State Agency, is required before a lien can be released. The Original Release will be kept by the Clerk of Courts and a copy will be provided to the taxpayer. If you are filing by mail, please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope to receive your copy of the release. For additional information, please call 330.643.2217.