Is it possible to create your own tax lien certificate by placing a lien on someone's home without t
A tax lien is when the government imposes a control on a property of an owner who has failed to pay property and estate taxes, or even income taxes in extreme cases. It allows the government to be able to secure the property as payment towards owed taxes from the individual who owns the property. They can then force a foreclosure on the property at any time regardless of who lives there, so they can help pay off the owed taxes. The only entities that can place a lien on anyone are the federal and state governments, so to answer your question: no it is not possible to create your own lien certificate by placing a lien on someone else's home without their permission. Only the IRS has the power to place the lien and they do so while informing the owner of the property.