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Recording a TX Lien Affidavit in Hays County

An Austin, TX commercial roofing subcontractor that specializes in TPO (Thermoplastic Polyolefin is a single-ply roofing membrane used to cover flat roofs) asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a TEXAS Lien Affidavit (Subcontractor/Supplier) on a new self storage location in Dripping Springs, TX within Hays County. According to Wikipedia, Hays County is named for John Coffee Hays, a Texas Ranger and Mexican–American War officer.

On private Commercial projects TEXAS Property Code mandates that a General/Prime contractors and Subcontractors may file a notarized TEXAS Lien Affidavit for a commercial project by the 15th day of the month, four (4) months after the completion of providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project. Record the lien with the clerk of the county in which the project is located. Cost to record a lien with the Hays County Clerk’s Office is $26 for the first page and $4 for each additional page. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to HAYS COUNTY CLERK. Include a self addressed stamped envelope.

Turn around time to record is 1-2 business days. Recorded liens and releases will be returned with one week.

Once a Lien Affidavit is recorded, lien claimants must file suit to foreclose on the lien within two (2) years from date a lien was recorded or one (1) year from entire project completion date, whichever is later.

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