Involuntary Lien Law and Legal Definition

Involuntary lien is a lien arising without the lienor's consent. It is a claim imposed against a property without the consent of its owner. Involuntary liens are placed usually by government revenue authorities for unpaid duties or taxes. They arise by the action of another such as judgment lien, lien for unpaid taxes or special assessment by a municipality that attaches to a real property without consent of the owner.