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Everything you need to know about filing a mechanics lien in Dallas County, Texas. Filing a mechanics lien is an effective way to get paid in the construction industry - but how? Are there special …

Everything you need to know about filing a mechanics lien in Dallas County, Texas. Filing a mechanics lien is an effective way to get paid in the construction industry - but how? Are there special rules applicable to just Texas? Are there special tricks or tips you should know to file in Dallas County, which includes the Dallas area?

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  • 1. Dallas, Texas File A Mechanics Lien And Get Paid PUBLISHED BY
  • 2. WHY LIEN? Because It Works. Texas has strong mechanics lien remedies in place to protect you against nonpayment. ! It’s the absolute most effective way to get paid.
  • 3. NOTICES You May Need A Preliminary Notice Subcontractors and suppliers are required to send notice on all projects no later than the 15th day of the second month following each month in which the lien claimant furnished labor or materials for which he is still unpaid.  Send to the owner via registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.
  • 4. TICK TOCK File Sooner Than Later In Dallas County a mechanic’s lien must be filed by the 15th day of the 4th month after the month in which the lien claimant last furnished labor or material to the project.  ! If the project is residential the mechanic's lien must be filed by the 15th day of the 3rd month month after the month in which the lien claimant last furnished labor or material to the project.
  • 5. DALLAS Clerks Office COUNTY Dallas county This is where you’ll file your Dallas County Mechanics Lien Dallas County Clerk 500 Main Street, Ste 200 Dallas, Texas 75202 (214) 653-7099 http://www.dallascounty.org/
  • 6. INFORMATION You’ll Need To Know 1. Your lien is not valid if you fail to deliver a copy to the owner within 5 days of filing. ! This copy should be sent certified mail, return receipt requested.
  • 7. INFORMATION You’ll Need To Know 1. Your lien is not valid if you fail to deliver a copy to the owner within 5 days of filing. ! This copy should be sent certified mail, return receipt requested. BEWARE: Dallas County takes 15-20 business days to return your original lien if you send it for recording by mail. You must satisfy this 5-day notice requirement before your lien is returned to you.
  • 8. INFORMATION You’ll Need To Know 2. Include and blank page for the recording stamp. ! Your lien will be rejected if it is missing this blank page.

  • 9. INFORMATION You’ll Need To Know Check Dallas County’s Twitter Profile To See If They Are Open. ! And Remember, they close at 4:30pm, which may be 30 minutes earlier than you expect.
  • 10. E-Filing You can electronically file a mechanics lien in Dallas County, Texas, but you must be an authorized e-filing submitter. eFILE YOUR DALLAS COUNTY MECHANICS LIEN BY FILING WITH ZLIEN
  • 11. Why Waste Time & Risk Mistake?
  • 12. It’s This Easy
  • 13. Trusted By Thousands
  • 14. Summary: •Mechanics lien claims are effective. •Subcontractors and suppliers must deliver a preliminary notice. •Mechanics liens deadlines in Texas •Make sure you include a blank page at the end of your lien for the recording stamp. •Save your time and avoid the risk of mistake by using a professional lien service to file your Dallas County, Texas Mechanics Lien Claim are complicated. Pay careful attention to the specified periods. PUBLISHED BY