A national manufacturer and installer of retail mall and storefront signs asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a TEXAS Lien Affidavit on a shopping center located in Odessa, TX within Ector County. According to Wikipedia, Ector County is named for Mathew Ector, a Confederate general in the American Civil War.
General/Prime Contractors and Subcontractors on private Commercial projects can record a TEXAS Lien Affidavit up to by the 15th day of the month, four (4) months after the completion of providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project. Record at the County Clerk’s office where a project was located. Cost to record a lien with the Ector County Clerk 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 ECTOR 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 TEXAS Lien Affidavit is recorded, as claimant you must file suit to foreclose on a TEXAS Lien Affidavit (Commercial project) within two (2) years from date a lien was recorded or one (1) year from entire project completion date, whichever is later.