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How We Work

The National Tax Lien Association (NTLA) is to be the primary organization advancing the legislative, regulatory, business, public relations, and educational interests of the tax lien and deed industry in the United States. The association is committed to upholding high standards of ethical conduct and operating in accordance with all applicable federal and state laws and administrative rules.

The NTLA is organized by a 14-member Board of Directors, responsible for guidance and the overall planning and direction of its mission. The Board of Directors is comprised of highly skilled and educated leaders in all facets of the tax lien industry, including asset management, government finance, collections, community redevelopment and real estate law.

Establish a "centralized voice” for the tax lien industry.

Educate municipal and county revenue officials as well as state and federal legislators on the benefits of tax lien sales.

Engage in legislative monitoring and lobbying activities.

Establish positive, professional relationships with tax collectors, county treasurers, revenue commissioners and other local and state public officials involved with the orchestration of real property tax, land and tax lien sales.

Establish and maintain a relevant continuing education and certification program for the NTLA membership.

Create a professional image for the tax lien industry that emphasizes the significant financial investment in local government infrastructure made by tax lien investors through the ad valorem tax collection process.

Adopt and adhere to a Code of Ethics for the tax lien industry.

Provide a database of information relevant to tax lien investment that is accessible to NTLA members for research and business decision issues.

NTLA Governance

The NTLA succeeds in its mission to preserve the interest of investors, lenders, service providers, and government officials in regards to tax sales (tax lien sales and tax deed sales), with a strategic focus on selecting leadership aligned in promoting the benefit of those sales as reliable income for municipal, county, and state budgets. NTLA's 14-member Board of Directors set the mission and direction, and a Executive Director and staff members drive the daily execution.

NTLA’s Bylaws govern how the association is ran, detailing its objective and purpose and the structure and responsibilities of the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee and the membership.

The NTLA is driven by committee's including: Legislative, Education, Public Relations, Tax Deed Investor Group, Women in Tax Sales and the NTLA Foundation.

Code of Ethics

The NTLA takes the ethical considerations of the tax lien industry very seriously. All members are required to adhere to a code of ethics and sign an anti-trust compliance statement.

Get Involved

Actively participate to make a meaningful impact on the tax lien industry by joining one of our dynamic committees