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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 Aransas County
Atascosa County Austin County Bastrop County Bee County
Bell County Bexar County Brazoria County Brazos County
Burnet County Calhoun County Cameron County Carson County
Chambers County Coke 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 Houston County
Howard County Hunt County Jefferson County Jim Wells 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 Wilson County Wood County
Yoakum County

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.

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.

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.

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.).

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).

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 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.