A General Contractor contacted our TRADITION NOTICE SERVICES lien service division regarding a project where they completed water damage repair on a vacation home in Virginia Beach, VA. They had not received the balanced owed on the job, and the homeowner is not returning the contractor’s calls.
While there are dozens of counties in Virginia, the City of Virginia Beach is its own public entity – they are not in any of the counties. Virigina construction liens are recorded by the City of Virginia Beach Clerk of the Circuit Court.
In Virginia, a construction lien is called a “Memorandum for Mechanic’s Lien”. The Virginia Beach Clerk’s Office usually records the lien claims the same day they are received. In addition to the street address of the property, the Clerk’s Office requires the “GPIN” (GIS Parcel Identification Number) which is the same as the property’s Tax ID Number. Once recorded, the original copy of the lien claim is usually returned the next business day, so there is no need for a Conformed Copy of the recorded lien.
Recording fees are a flat $21.00 for any number of pages. It does not matter whether the pages are Letter size (8-1/2” x 11”) or Legal size (8-1/2” x 14”).
Recorded liens can be viewed on their City Of Virginia Beach Clerk of the Circuit Court website through a paid subscription to their website.
Same day Electronic Filing of construction liens in Virginia Beach is available through TRADITION NOTICE SERVICES.