ROCKLAND — The city filed 101 liens on Thursday, Sept. 8 for unpaid taxes.

This is up from the 71 liens filed a year ago but down from the 128 filed in 2020. The 71 filings last year were the fewest on record.

The most liens ever filed in Rockland in a year for unpaid property taxes was 387 in 1992 during the height of a nationwide economic recession.

The total amount of 2022 property taxes unpaid is $330,659. The liens are filed with the Knox County Registry of Deeds.

The largest lien was filed against Orchid LLC., which owns the Lincoln Street Center on Lincoln Street. Orchid owes $26,325 on the building that had previously been Rockland High School and Rockland District Junior High School. Orchid leases spaces in the building to artists and other individuals.

The second largest lien filed Monday was against the Maine Lighthouse Museum for its share of the 1 Park Drive building. The Museum lost its tax-exempt status when it leased space to the Park Street Grille.

The Museum owes $22,705 in property taxes. The Museum has owned its nearly 16,000-square-feet of the 1 Park Drive building since 2007.

The third largest lien filed Monday was against J.W. Clark LLC., which owns 30 School St., which is the former Heritage Office Building. The lien totals $15,249.

The property owners with liens have 18 months to pay off the taxes or automatic foreclosure will occur as required by state law. The liens are on bills mailed in August 2021.