Recording a Lien in Dallas County, TX:

In Texas, the claim of lien document is called a “Lien Affidavit”. The Dallas County Clerk usually records them within 2-3 days of receipt; however Lien Affidavits sent by overnight shipping (e.g. FedEx Overnight) are processed the same day received.

Recording fees are $16.00 for the first page and $4.00 for each additional page. It does not matter whether the pages are Letter size (8-1/2″ x 11″) or Legal size (8-1/2″ x 14″). Be sure to include the street address of the property and the Subdivision, Lot, and Block numbers.

Lien Affidavits can be viewed on their website and the original documents will be returned within 5-7 days of recording. Conformed Copies are free if you include an extra copy of the lien and a self-addressed stamped envelope.