If it was on the HUD, you are probably good. I hope you bought an owner's title insurance policy. If you do not receive what you need from the attorney, contact the title company. They will take care of the attorney and the bill. That is what title insurance is about.
Sally W. Hamby
The Sally Team
404 644 7696
If you've found the item and it's been paid per the closing statement that's good. There are three likely scenarios:
1) The closing attorney didn't send it
2) It was sent but not received or cashed
3) Fulton County cashed it, but didn't record it
You've asked for a copy of the cancelled check and that's exactly what you should do. The attorney should be able to get there for you. You may have to use some leverage. Ask you real estate agent to get involved. Agents usually have good working relationships with the closing attorneys. If that attorney is part of a bigger firm, call the firms main number and ask to speak to someone about the issue you are having.
What the county means when it says your property will be affected, they mean a lien could be placed on it for the unpaid amount. Which means, unless you take care of the issue, you will eventually have to pay for that solid waste bill.
Keller Williams Realty Intown Atlanta