TEXAS

Lien Deadlines And Notices
 
1st Notice
Commercial Existing Residential New Residential
Retainage Agreement
Specialty Fabricated Materials Notice
Second Month Notice
Commercial Notice Letter To Owner And General/Prime Contractor To Trap Funds
Retainage Agreement
Specialty Fabricated Materials Notice
Second Month Notice
Commercial Notice Letter To Owner And General/Prime Contractor To Trap Funds
Retainage Agreement
Specialty Fabricated Materials Notice
Second Month Notice
Commercial Notice Letter To Owner And General/Prime Contractor To Trap Funds
 
On private Commercial projects TEXAS Property Code § 53.057 mandates that a TEXAS Notice Of Contractual Retainage must be sent by certified mail to the Owner following the initial delivery of equipment, labor, materials or services by a Subcontractor or but later than (thirty) 30 days from the completion of the improvement or the termination of a subcontract.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.058 mandates that Subcontractors who specially fabricate materials that are unsuitable for use on other projects must send a TEXAS Specialty Fabricated Materials Notice by certified mail to the Owner and other legal parties on a project (Customer, General Contractor, Lender). This helps protect a Subcontractor from the risk of cancellation of an order before delivery.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.056 mandates that Subcontractors who don’t have a have a contract with the General/Prime Contractor must notify the General/Prime Contractor that they have a contract with a another Subcontractor (Sub of a Sub) with a balance due for supplied equipment, labor, materials or services by delivering by certified mail a TEXAS Second Month Notice. This notice must be sent by the 15th day of the second month when there is a balance due. This notice is not to be sent to the Owner.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.056 mandates that Subcontractors who have a balance due on the third month after supplying equipment, labor, materials or services must send by certified mail to the General/Prime Contractor and Owner a TEXAS Commercial Notice Letter To Owner And General/Prime Contractor To Trap Funds. It is advisable that any other legal parties (Customer, Lender/Surety) also be sent the notice.

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On private Existing Residential projects TEXAS Property Code § 53.057 mandates that a TEXAS Notice Of Contractual Retainage must be sent by certified mail to the Owner following the initial delivery of equipment, labor, materials or services by a Subcontractor or but later than (thirty) 30 days from the completion of the improvement or the termination of a subcontract.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.058 mandates that Subcontractors who specially fabricate materials that are unsuitable for use on other projects must send a TEXAS Specialty Fabricated Materials Notice by certified mail to the Owner and other legal parties on a project (Customer, General Contractor, Lender). This helps protect a Subcontractor from the risk of cancellation of an order before delivery.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.056 mandates that Subcontractors who don’t have a have a contract with the General/Prime Contractor must notify the General/Prime Contractor that they have a contract with a another Subcontractor (Sub of a Sub) with a balance due for supplied equipment, labor, materials or services by delivering by certified mail a TEXAS Second Month Notice. This notice must be sent by the 15th day of the second month when there is a balance due. This notice is not to be sent to the Owner.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.056 mandates that Subcontractors who have a balance due on the third month after supplying equipment, labor, materials or services must send by certified mail to the General/Prime Contractor and Owner a TEXAS Commercial Notice Letter To Owner And General/Prime Contractor To Trap Funds. It is advisable that any other legal parties (Customer, Lender/Surety) also be sent the notice.

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On private New Residential projects TEXAS Property Code § 53.057 mandates that a TEXAS Notice Of Contractual Retainage must be sent by certified mail to the Owner following the initial delivery of equipment, labor, materials or services by a Subcontractor or but later than (thirty) 30 days from the completion of the improvement or the termination of a subcontract.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.058 mandates that Subcontractors who specially fabricate materials that are unsuitable for use on other projects must send a TEXAS Specialty Fabricated Materials Notice by certified mail to the Owner and other legal parties on a project (Customer, General Contractor, Lender). This helps protect a Subcontractor from the risk of cancellation of an order before delivery.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.056 mandates that Subcontractors who don’t have a have a contract with the General/Prime Contractor must notify the General/Prime Contractor that they have a contract with a another Subcontractor (Sub of a Sub) with a balance due for supplied equipment, labor, materials or services by delivering by certified mail a TEXAS Second Month Notice. This notice must be sent by the 15th day of the second month when there is a balance due. This notice is not to be sent to the Owner.

TEXAS Property Code § 53.056 mandates that Subcontractors who have a balance due on the third month after supplying equipment, labor, materials or services must send by certified mail to the General/Prime Contractor and Owner a TEXAS Commercial Notice Letter To Owner And General/Prime Contractor To Trap Funds. It is advisable that any other legal parties (Customer, Lender/Surety) also be sent the notice.

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Lien Warning
Commercial Existing Residential New Residential
Notice Of Intent To File A Lien Notice Of Intent To File A Lien Notice Of Intent To File A Lien
 
On private Commercial projects use a TEXAS Notice Of Intent to notify all legal parties (Owner, Lender, Customer, Lender/Surety) for a Private that a Lien Affidavit will be filed if payment is not received by a stated deadline, usually ten (10) days.

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On private Exisiting Residential projects use a TEXAS Notice Of Intent to notify all legal parties (Owner, Lender, Customer, Lender/Surety) for a Private that a Lien Affidavit will be filed if payment is not received by a stated deadline, usually ten (10) days.

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On private New Residential projects use a TEXAS Notice Of Intent to notify all legal parties (Owner, Lender, Customer, Lender/Surety) for a Private that a Lien Affidavit will be filed if payment is not received by a stated deadline, usually ten (10) days.

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Construction Lien
Commercial Existing Residential New Residential
Lien Affidavit Residential Lien Affidavit Lien Affidavit
 
On private Commercial projects TEXAS Property Code § 53.001 mandates that a General/Prime contractor may file a notarized TEXAS Lien Affidavit (Original Contractor) 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.

TEXAS Property Code §§ 53.054, 52.056, 53.103 mandates that a Subcontractor may file a TEXAS Lien Affidavit (Subcontractor/Supplier) by the 15th day of the month, four (4) months after the completion of providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project.

The claim must be recorded with the County Clerk in the county where the project is located. Mail a recorded copy to all legal parties on a project (Owner, Lender/ Surety).

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.

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On Existing Residential projects TEXAS Property Code § 53.001 mandates that a General/Prime contractor or Subcontractor may record a notarized Residential Lien Affidavit by the 15th day of the month, three (3) months after after the completion of providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project.

The claim must be recorded with the County Clerk in the county where the project is located. Mail a recorded copy to all legal parties on a project (Genera/Prime contractor, Owner,Lender/Surety).

A Claimant on a Residential project must file suit to foreclose on a TEXAS Residential Lien Affidavit within (one) 1 year from date a lien was recorded or (one) 1 year from entire project completion date, whichever is later.

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On New Residential projects TEXAS Property Code § 53.001 mandates that a General/Prime contractor or Subcontractor may record a notarized Residential Lien Affidavit by the 15th day of the month, three (3) months after after the completion of providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project.

The claim must be recorded with the County Clerk in the county where the project is located. Mail a recorded copy to all legal parties on a project (Genera/Prime contractor, Owner,Lender/Surety).

A Claimant on a Residential project must file suit to foreclose on a TEXAS Residential Lien Affidavit within (one) 1 year from date a lien was recorded or (one) 1 year from entire project completion date, whichever is later.

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Counties to record or release a TEXAS Lien Affidavit: Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Aransas, Archer, Armstrong, Atascosa, Austin, Bailey, Bandera, Bastrop, Baylor, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Borden, Bosque, Bowie, Brazoria, Brazos, Brewster, Briscoe, Brooks, Brown, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Calhoun, Callahan, Cameron, Camp, Carson, Cass, Castro, Chambers, Cherokee, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Coke, Coleman, Collin, Collingsworth, Colorado, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Cooke, Coryell, Cottle, Crane, Crockett, Crosby, Culberson, Dallam, Dallas, Dawson, Deaf Smith, Delta, Denton, DeWitt, Dickens, Dimmit, Donley, Duval, Eastland, Ector, Edwards, Ellis, El Paso, Erath, Falls, Fannin, Fayette, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Fort Bend, Franklin, Freestone, Frio, Gaines, Galveston, Garza, Gillespie, Glasscock, Goliad, Gonzales, Gray, Grayson, Gregg, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hale, Hall, Hamilton, Hansford, Hardeman, Hardin, Harris, Harrison, Hartley, Haskell, Hays, Hemphill, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Hockley, Hood, Hopkins, Houston, Howard, Hudspeth, Hunt, Hutchinson, Irion, Jack, Jackson, Jasper, Jeff Davis, Jefferson, Jim Hogg,Jim Wells, Johnson, Jones, Karnes, Kaufman, Kendall,Kenedy,Kent,Kerr,Kimble,King,Kinney,Kleberg,Knox,Lamar,Lamb,Lampasas,La Salle, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Limestone, Lipscomb, Live Oak, Llano, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, McCulloch, McLennan, McMullen, Madison, Marion, Martin, Mason, Matagorda, Maverick, Medina, Menard, Midland, Milam, Mills, Mitchell, Montague, Montgomery, Moore, Morris, Motley, Nacogdoches, Navarro, Newton, Nolan, Nueces, Ochiltree, Oldham, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Parmer, Pecos, Polk, Potter, Presidio, Rains, Randall,Reagan, Real,Red River, Reeves, Refugio, Roberts, Robertson, Rockwall, Runnels, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, San Saba, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Shelby, Sherman, Smith, Somervell, Starr, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Swisher, Tarrant, Taylor, Terrell, Terry, Throckmorton, Titus, Tom Green, Travis, Trinity, Tyler, Upshur, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Ward, Washington, Webb, Wharton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Willacy, Williamson, Wilson, Winkler, Wise, Wood, Yoakum, Young, Zapata, Zavala

For addresses of county clerk’s offices to mail or record in person a TEXAS Lien Affidavit, click here.