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Recording a GA Claim of Lien in Cobb County

A Fayetteville, GA electrical subcontractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien (Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 44-14-361.1) on a new BP service station located in Marietta, GA within Cobb County. According to Wikipedia, the U.S. Census Bureau ranks Cobb County as the most-educated in the state of Georgia and 12th among all counties in the US.

GEORGIA Code Annotated § 44-14-361.1(a) mandates that on private Commercial project General/Prime Contractors and Subcontractors can file a notarized GEORGIA Claim Of Lien up to ninety (90) days after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a private project. Record it at the Office Of The Superior Court in the county where the project is located. Cost to record a lien with the Cobb County Clerk of the Superior Court is $25 for any number of pages. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT. Include a self addressed stamped envelope.

Turn around time to record is 2-5 business days. Recorded liens and releases will be returned with 1-2 weeks after recording.

Once a Claim of Lien is recorded, claimants must foreclose on the lien within three hundred sixty five (365) days from the date the lien was recorded.

Recorded a GA Claim of Lien in Forsyth County

A national supplier of indoor lighting asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien (Official Code of Georgia Annotated § 44-14-361.1) on a new hotel located in Suwanee, GA within Forsyth County. According to Wikipedia, Forsyth County was the fastest-growing county in Georgia and the 15th fastest-growing county in the United States between 2010 and 2019.

GEORGIA Code Annotated § 44-14-361.1(a) mandates that on private Commercial project General/Prime Contractors and Subcontractors can file a notarized GEORGIA Claim Of Lien up to ninety (90) days after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a private project. Record it at the Office Of The Superior Court in the county where the project is located. Cost to record a lien with the Forsyth County Clerk of the Superior Court is $25 for any number of pages. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT. Include a self addressed stamped envelope.

Turn around time to record is 2-5 business days. Recorded liens and releases will be returned with 1-2 weeks after recording.

Once a Claim of Lien is recorded, claimants must foreclose on the lien within three hundred sixty five (365) days from the date the lien was recorded.

Recording a GA Claim of Lien in Augusta-Richmond County

A ILLINOIS based national general contractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien against an apartment complex being remodeled in Augusta, GA within Augusta–Richmond County. According to Wikipedia, Augusta–Richmond is a consolidated city-county. Augusta is known worldwide for hosting The Masters golf tournament every April. Additionally, Fort Gordon is based there and is the home of the United States Army Signal Corps.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CLERK OF COURT and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording is ranges from 3-5 business days. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear five (5) business days after recording. Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back 2-3 weeks after it is recorded.

Recording a GA Claim of Lien in Gwinnett County

A Atlanta, GA based subcontractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien for an existing home in Hoschton, GA within Gwinnett County. Hoschton located just off Interstate 85, about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CLERK OF COURT and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording is ranges from 3-5 business days. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear five (5) business days after recordation. Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back 2-3 weeks after it is recorded.

Recording a GA Claim of Lien in Jackson County

A Atlanta, GA based painting subcontractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien for an existing home in Suwanee, GA within Jackson County. According to Wikipedia, Suwanee in 2013 was named as one of the nation’s ten (10) “Best Towns for Families” by FAMILY CIRCLE magazine.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT and they will accept out-of-state business checks. Actual recording ranges from 5-10 business days. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear five (5) business days after being recorded.

Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back 1-2 weeks after it is recorded.

Recording a GA Claim of Lien in Hall County

A Atlanta, GA based outdoor deck subcontractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien for an existing home in Flowery Branch, GA within Hall County. According to Wikipedia, Flowery Branch is the home of Phil Niekro, famous knuckleball pitcher and member of Major League Baseball’s Hall Of Fame.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT and they will accept out-of-state business checks. Actual recording is ranges from 3-5 business days. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear five (5) business days after being recorded.

Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back 1-2 weeks after it is recorded.

Recording a GA Claim of Lien in Fulton County

A month ago a Atlanta, GA based kitchen contractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien for an existing home in Alpharetta, GA within Fulton County. According to Wikipedia, Alpharetta is an affluent suburb of Atlanta, with the median income for a family in 20110 at $111,918.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT and they will accept out-of-state business checks. Actual recording is ranges from 3-5 business days. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear five (5) business days after recordation.

Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back 1-2 weeks after it is recorded.

To release a lien, cost is $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper PLUS a $2.00 cross referencing fee.

Recording a GA Claim of Lien in DeKalb County

Recently a Atlanta, GA based subcontractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien for an existing home in Clarkston, GA within DeKalb County. According to Wikipedia, Clarkston is recognized for its racial diversity, as the local high school had students from more than 50 countries.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording is within one (1) business day. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear five (5) business days after recordation.

Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back 1-2 weeks after it is recorded.

Several GEORGIA notices updated for March 31, 2009 law change

The GEORGIA State Legislature passed several changes in state lien laws and corresponding notices that take effect on March 31, 2009. PreLien2Lien has been updated as follows:

1. The Print Menu explanation and Lien Reminder text has been changed from 3 months to 90 days for the filing deadline for a GA Claim Of Lien after the last day equipment, labor, materials or services are provided for a project.

2. The Print Menu explanation and Lien Reminder text has been changed to reflect that a GA Claim Of Lien must be sent to the property Owner by personal delivery or certified mail within 2 business days of the GA Claim Of Lien being recored.

3. The Print Menu explanation and Lien Reminder text has been changed to reflect that a GA Claim Of Lien must be foreclosed upon within 365 days after the GA Claim Of Lien is recorded. The old deadline used to be 12 months after the date the GA Claim Of Lien was due.

4. The Waiver And Release forms were all changed to 12 pt. bold face fonts with capital letters.

5. Both the Interim and Final lien waivers become unconditional and binding 60 days after the date of the waiver, even if a payment bounces or is not received as promised. The only recourse is the timely recording of Notice Of Nonpayment.

6. The word “Unconditional” was required to be removed from the final lien waiver.

7. Lien waiver now include the release of future bond rights in addition to lien rights.

8. The Notice Of Nonpayment was also required to be changed to 12 pt. bold face fonts with capital letters. Additionally, statuatory language in the notice was required to be changed.

9. The GA Claim Of Lien must include new statuatory language in 12 pt. bold face fonts regarding the statuatory deadline to foreclose on a lien. Additionally, statutory language must also be included that advises the property Owner of the right to file a Notice Of Contest Of Lien.

10. March 31, 2009 is the first day all the changes take effect. All old notices and corresponding legal requirements and deadlines remain in effect until March 30, 2009.

I am sure that there are well thought out intentions that make these changes beneficial for both contractors and property owners. I do have to question the excessive legislation on type fonts and bolding. While a legal document should certainly be legible to read, it should also be a professional legal document on the merit of its content, not the format in which in appears.

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