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Title Lien Agents

Recent changes to the North Carolina General Statute now require title insurance companies that wish to serve as lien agents to register with the Department of Insurance.

NCGS 58-26-41(a) requires the following information:

  1. Name of the title insurance company or title insurance agency consenting to serve as a lien agent pursuant to G.S. 44A-11.1.
  2. Physical and mailing address, facsimile number and electronic mail address to which notices may be delivered to the lien agent pursuant to G.S. 44A-11.2.
  3. Telephone number of the lien agent.

Please be advised that as a registered lien agent you are responsible for all of the duties as outlined in NCGS 58-26-45 . You must provide at least 30 days written notice to revoke your consent to serve as lien agent and be removed from the list of designated lien agents.

A potential Lien Agent wishing to operate through LiensNC must contact LiensNC for approval first. You can go to: LiensNC.com - Guides - Lien Agents for forms and instructions.

If you have questions about who is required to select a lien agent or interpretations of the new law please contact your legal counsel. If you have questions about how to select a lien agent please contact a lien agent at the contact information provided on the list of registered lien agents.

If you are a Title Insurance Company or Agency and have questions about registering as a lien agent please contact the Property and Casualty Division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance at the following email address P&Cinbox@ncdoi.gov. For any other questions please send an email to the email address above.