Code of Ethics
NTLA members should always endeavor to become and remain informed on local, state, regional, and national issues and occurrences affecting the tax lien industry.
NTLA members should endeavor to conduct their business affairs in a manner which recognizes the rights of property owners, the responsibilities of public revenue officials, and which brings credit to the tax lien industry.
During both the NTLA membership application and renewal process, the applicant and/or renewing member shall provide accurate and full disclosure for those membership categories based upon a dollar value.
NTLA members should strive, through continuing education opportunities and business experience, to maintain a recognized level of competency that enhances the professional image of the association.
NTLA members are expected to work cooperatively with tax collectors, county treasurers, revenue commissioners and other public revenue officials responsible for the oversight and administration of various states’ ad valorem tax lien and tax sale laws.
NTLA members shall not knowingly make false or misleading statements about competitors, their business or their business practices.
NTLA members shall endeavor to conduct their business practices in accordance with federal and state statutes governing the purchase, issuance, and investment of tax liens, tax deeds and the administration of tax lien sales, tax land sales, and foreclosure proceedings.
NTLA members shall obey, and not intentionally violate, all local, state and federal laws and regulations, particularly those laws and regulations which concern the registration and sale of securities; the buying and selling of tax liens and tax deeds; the collection of taxes, tax liens and other municipal, state, and federal debt sold to third persons; real property foreclosures; fair debt collection practices; truth in lending; and unfair trade, anticompetitive and antitrust behavior.