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What if the property is owned by a company or business, who should I send the lien documents to?

It is important to know the name of the registered agent or legal representative of the company. If this name is not found, the copies of the lien documents should be sent to the company with attention to the person you know has the highest position. 

Can I notarize my lien and bond claim documents with Texas Easy Lien?

Yes, you do not have to leave your office to file your liens anymore. Texas Easy Lien now has the capability of notarizing and filing your documents online.

Which documents must be notarized and filed?

All lien affidavits (construction liens), Sworn Statement of Accounts (document attached to a bond claim), and lien releases must be notarized and filed.Bond Claim Sworn Statement of Accounts are filed with the Surety Company on record, and they should be mailed via Certified Mail with Return Receipt Requested.

What do I need to have my documents notarized?

All you need is for the signer to have access to a camera and a valid ID. You can use any device with a camera (desktop, tablet, or your phone).

What do I need to have my documents filed?

Nothing. Texas Easy Lien will have access to your documents once they are notarized, and we will file them with the county for you.

How do I get the notary and filing service with my account?

After answering the questions needed to create your document, you will add the notary and e-filing services to your shopping cart before checking out. When you have selected the e-notarize service, Texas Easy Lien will email you with further instructions and a secure link to access the e-notarize site.YOU WILL NEED ACCESS TO A CAMERA AND A VALID I.D. FOR THESE NEXT STEPS - After creating an account with the e-notarize site, you will be remotely connected with the notary that already has your documents. After answering the required questions to verify your identity and location, your document will get signed and stamped digitally by the notary and be emailed back to you. The document(s) will also be stored in your Texas Easy Lien dashboard and available to be printed as many times as you need.Once e-notarized, Texas Easy Lien will be notified and file the notarized document for you on the date you selected in your questionnaire. We will email you a copy of the recorded document once it is filed.

How much does the notary and filing services cost?

The cost to have Texas Easy Lien notarize and file your document with the county is $73.00 (this cost is in addition to your original document preparation cost). This amount covers the filing fees charged by the counties, as well as notary charges.

Which counties in Texas accept electronic filing of documents?

Not all counties in Texas accept electronic filing. If the county you need to file with is not listed below, then you will need to file your documents personally (or by mail if they allow). You should always confirm with the County Property Records office directly for the accepted methods of filing.
Anderson County Andrews County Angelina County Atascosa County
Bastrop County Bee County Bell County Bexar County
Brazoria County Brazos County Burnet County Calhoun County
Cameron County Carson County Chambers County Coleman County
Collin County Comal Count Cooke County Dallas County
Denton County Eastland County Ector County Erath County
Fort Bend County Franklin County Freestone County Galveston County
Grayson County Gregg County Grimes County Guadalupe County
Harris County Harrison County Hays County Hemphill County
Henderson County Hidalgo County Hockley County Hood County
Howard County Hunt County Jefferson County Jim Wells County
Johnson County Kaufman County Kendall County Kerr County
Lamar County Lavaca County Leon County Liberty County
Limestone County Loving County Lubbock County McLennan County
Medina County Midland County Milam County Montgomery County
Nacogdoches County Navarro County Nueces County Parker County
Potter County Randall County Reeves County Refugio County
Robertson County Rockwall County San Patricio County Scurry County
Sherman County Smith County Starr County Tarrant County
Taylor County Tom Green County Travis County Upshur County
Val Verde County Van Zandt County Victoria County Waller County
Webb County Wichita County Williamson County Wood County
Yoakum County

What method does Texas Easy Lien uses to electronically file?

We use Simplifile to e-record your documents electronically. Simplifile is a trusted site used by most companies around the nation (such as banks, title companies, attorneys, etc.).

Can I still file my lien documents in person or by mail?

Yes, as long as the county you are filing with accepts it. However, some counties have moved to accept filing electronically only (due to social distancing requirements). Others do not accept filings by mail, only in person. It is best to call the county records office and verify which method is accepted before considering doing it in person.If you are considering filing by mail, we suggest doing so with enough time before the deadline to avoid the risk of having your lien rejected or invalidated.