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Each depositor insured to at least $250,000 per insured bank

Obtaining a Lien Release

En Español

You are ready to sell your home or trade in your vehicle but you've been told you have to obtain a "Release of Lien" first. Normally, you would go back to the bank or Savings and Loan and ask them to prepare a release for you. But, where do you go if the bank or Savings and Loan has failed?

The FDIC may be able to provide you with a Release of Lien on your home, vehicle, boat or other personal property if:

A request for a Release of Lien must be made in writing and must detail exactly what you want.

Mail or fax your request to the DRR Customer Service Center with the recorded document to be released or to be assigned showing the closed institution as the lien holder. Also, a proof of payoff must be provided to expedite the completion of your request and avoid researching the records of the closed institution which will delay the completion of your request.

Please allow 20 business days for the completion of your request.

Please include your e-mail address and telephone number for us to communicate with you in case we need more information to complete your request.

Due to the Privacy Act of 1974, the FDIC will not accept a copy of the borrower’s credit report as proof of payoff. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR REQUEST.

DRR Customer Service Center

1601 Bryan Street, Suite 1410
Dallas, TX  75201-3479
Attention: DRR Customer Service Center

Hours: 8 AM - 4 PM Weekdays
Call: 1-888-206-4662 toll-free
FAX: 1-703-812-1082

**Due to capacity issues we cannot accept lien release or assignment requests via email. Please fax requests to 703-812-1082, this number is directly linked to set up and tracking system.

Email general questions to CServiceFDICDAL@FDIC.gov

Frequently Asked Questions

Specific Instructions by Property Type:

Specific Instructions for R-G Mortgage Corporation Requests:

To obtain the following documents and information for R-G Mortgage Corporation:

Requests must be in writing and the following information is Required:

Please do not provide social security number with request.

Mail, email or fax your request with the required documentation to the FDIC at the below Customer Service Center:

FAX: 703-812-1082 Collateral Release
703-812-1084 Records Research
EMAIL: RGMortgage@fdic.gov
MAIL: FDIC - Attention Customer Service PR Team
1601 Bryan Street, Suite 1410
Dallas, TX  75201-3479

Please note the FDIC will not take any request over the phone.

Please allow 20 business days for the completion of your request.

Failed Financial Institution Information
These pages contain useful information for the customers and vendors of institutions for which the FDIC has been appointed as receiver. This includes information on the acquiring institution (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership.

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