Currently, Texas Easy Lien provides help preparing bond claim documents only for State Public Projects. If you are owed in a construction project that is owned by a Federal Entity, we suggest you immediately consult with your lawyer to assert your rights.
Related questions and answers
If you missed the deadline to send a notice or file a lien claim for one specific month and you are still owed for more months after that, you may still qualify to file a lien claim. The deadline chart above will assist in guiding you through each month’s deadlines.
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.
Only contractors who have a direct agreement with the project owner can file a lien on a property without sending notice first.
• Project Information: Owner, name of project, common address (or legal property description), county where the project is located. • Subcontractors: Name (or company name) and mailing address of the General (Prime) Contractor. • Sub-subcontractors: It is not required but preferred to have the name and mailing address of all Subcontractors involved in the contract chain. • Work: Invoice dates, description of the unpaid work performed and the amount owed per each individual month.
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.