Before you fill out your Texas mechanics lien form, confirm that you are eligible to file a lien on the job. Then, collect the information you’ll need to complete the process.
Confirm You’re Eligible to File a Texas Mechanics Lien Form
- Did your company provide labor for a construction project?
- Did you supply project materials?
- Are you a design professional and have you worked on this job?
- Did your company produce specially fabricated materials for this job?
If you answered yes to these questions, you might be able to file a Texas mechanics lien form.
In addition, you must have correctly sent the pre-lien notices unless you have a direct contract with the project owner.
If you still haven’t been paid after completing and delivering your pre-lien notices at the right time, it’s time to file a Texas mechanics lien form.
There are specific requirements if this is a residential project or if you are a sub-subcontractor. Go to this page to confirm your project is eligible before beginning the process.
Complete Your Texas Mechanics Lien Form
You need these six pieces of information to fill out the form.
- The project owner’s name or the company’s name, and their last known mailing address.
- The project name and address, including the county name.
- A legal description of the property is helpful.
- What is the amount owed for each month you performed the work?
- In general terms, describe the work.
- Have a list of the notices you’ve sent and the dates you mailed them.
Sub-subcontractors will also need the subcontractor’s name and mailing address above them on the project. You need this information to file the mechanics lien affidavit.
Once you have all this information, you can download free Texas mechanics lien forms from the Texas Law Help site. Complete the forms and have them notarized.
Next, find the office of the County Clerk in the county the job is in. You can find the office hours, filing fee, and determine their accepted filing methods. If you must file in person, take the documents to the county clerk’s office, and pay there.
If you don’t like the do-it-yourself method, you can hire an attorney to complete the process.
Now There is Another Option
The Texas Easy Lien online system will walk you through the steps to file a mechanics lien in Texas, starting with a few questions.
Once you have all the information about the project, use the Texas Easy Lien online system to complete your affidavit. Then you can electronically notarize the documents and complete the filing process. All online.