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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 CountyAndrews CountyAngelina County Atascosa County
Bastrop CountyBee CountyBell CountyBexar County
Brazoria CountyBrazos CountyBurnet CountyCalhoun County
Cameron CountyCarson CountyChambers CountyColeman County
Collin CountyComal CountCooke CountyDallas County
Denton CountyEastland CountyEctor CountyErath County
Fort Bend CountyFranklin CountyFreestone CountyGalveston County
Grayson CountyGregg CountyGrimes CountyGuadalupe County
Harris CountyHarrison CountyHays CountyHemphill County
Henderson CountyHidalgo CountyHockley CountyHood County
Howard CountyHunt CountyJefferson CountyJim Wells County
Johnson CountyKaufman CountyKendall CountyKerr County
Lamar CountyLavaca CountyLeon CountyLiberty County
Limestone CountyLoving CountyLubbock CountyMcLennan County
Medina CountyMidland CountyMilam CountyMontgomery County
Nacogdoches CountyNavarro CountyNueces CountyParker County
Potter CountyRandall CountyReeves CountyRefugio County
Robertson CountyRockwall CountySan Patricio CountyScurry County
Sherman CountySmith CountyStarr CountyTarrant County
Taylor CountyTom Green CountyTravis CountyUpshur County
Val Verde CountyVictoria CountyWaller CountyWebb County
Wichita CountyWilliamson CountyWood 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.