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.
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The County Property Records Office assigns a “Document number” to the lien previously recorded. This number must be included in the document along with the project address (and/or legal property description), the name and company information of the entity that had the lien filed and is now removing. If you created the lien affidavit with Texas Easy Lien, you will just need your Document number to create your lien release, all other information required has been saved with your project.
The lien release should be signed and notarized by the same person (contractor) who filed the mechanic’s lien. Preparing and filing the document itself can be done by the interested party (i.e. the project owner) or any other individual.
A “Commercial (Public Works)” and/or “Public works project” is any project where the ultimate owner of the construction project is a governmental agency such as the federal, state or city government. Common examples of public projects are construction projects that include: • Sewers • Road & bridge construction • Government buildings • Schools • Universities • Government property • Public parks • Utility work (if publicly owned) • Bus stations
If you get paid after filing a lien on a property, you will very likely be requested to “remove the lien” or sign a lien release. The lien release demonstrates that the debt was fully paid or was settled. The lien release must be filed with the County Property Records where the original lien affidavit was filed and signed by the entity who filed the lien in the first place. After receiving the written request for a lien release, the contractor is required to either file or send the lien release to the project owner within ten (10) days.
If you are unable to settle your dispute, you must seek the assistance of an attorney and file a lawsuit. Your lien rights will generally expire if a lawsuit to foreclose is not filed within 2 years of the last day you were able to file a lien under the rules, or within 1 year after completion, termination, or abandonment of the work under the original contract under which the lien is claimed, whichever is later.