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Texas Mechanics Lien Law: Information on Filing a Mechanics Lien in Dallas County, Texas

The Lien and Credit Journal and zlien’s Mechanics Lien resources are jam-packed with information about the mechanics lien laws as they vary from state-to-state, but we rarely analyze these laws at the county level.  zlien is changing that with our in-depth guides for specific counties across the country. What You Need To Know About Filing A Mechanics Lien […]

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Notice Compliance: You Can’t Trust the Recorder

Notice compliance can be difficult. Notices change from state to state, and project by project. Further complicating matters is that while most notices just need to be delivered to certain parties, usually the Property Owner and/or the General Contractor and others up-the-chain from the party providing notice, some notice are required to be filed. Even […]

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Mechanics Liens: How to Record a Mechanics Lien

Walking a mechanics lien in for recording or submitting through e-filing are fast ways to get documents stamped and indexed in a matter of minutes.  But, what if the recording office is in a different city or state or e-filing is not an option, how do you record a mechanics lien then? Hiring a courier […]

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California Mechanics Lien Law: Information on Filing a Los Angeles County Mechanics Lien

The Lien Blog and zlien’s Mechanics Lien resources are jam-packed with information about the mechanics lien laws as they vary from state-to-state, but we rarely analyze these laws at the county level. Zlien is changing that with our in-depth guides for specific counties across the country. Following is an overview of filing a Los Angeles County mechanics lien. […]

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Mechanics Liens: County Recorders Behind Schedule? You Don’t Have to Be.

Attentiveness to lien deadlines is crucial.  It is important to keep in mind that even if you prepare and send your documents well before the deadline, they could be sabotaged by a sluggish or backlogged recorder. County recorders are notorious for being slow. Nagging and giving a slice of attitude to the county recorder may […]

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Mechanics Liens: Top Questions for the County Recorder

Recorders are tricky and picky. The smallest error can result in a rejected mechanics lien, and if you have a fast-approaching deadline, that could cause quite the conundrum. With this list of what to ask the county recorders, your path to a recorded lien will be smooth. Or, you can outsource your notice and lien […]

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Arizona Mechanics Lien Law: Maricopa County Digital Recording Program

If you need a mechanics lien recorded in Maricopa County and cannot make it to the main office in downtown Phoenix, Arizona or the Southeast office in Mesa, Arizona, there are electronic alternatives. Pursuant to ARS 11-461.C: The recorder may accept a digitized image of a recordable instrument for recording if it is submitted by a […]

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Mechanics Lien Cook County Illinois

Illinois Mechanics Lien Law: Avoid The Mail When Submitting Your Claim To Cook County

  The mechanics lien laws vary by state – not county. Nevertheless, there is practical information about each county recorders office that is critical to know when filing a mechanics lien claim. This is especially true in Cook County, Illinois, one of the largest county recording offices in Illinois and in the entire United States. […]

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Mechanics Lien in Cook County Illinois

Cook County Mechanics Lien: Information On Filing In Cook County, Illinois

The Lien Blog and zlien’s Mechanics Lien resources are stuffed with information about the mechanics lien laws as they vary from state-to-state, but we rarely analyze these laws at the county level. Yesterday, however, we broke the mold and published a fantastic guide to filing a mechanics lien in Cook County, Illinois. That guide is above. What You Need […]

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Mechanics Liens: Filing Procedures

Sometimes county clerks record anything that comes before them, while others have strict filing procedures that must be met to ensure filing.  If these strict, and sometimes arbitrary, filing procedures or requirements are not met, clerks have been known to reject documents. It may be useful to picture the clerk’s procedures as a puzzle, and […]

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Mechanic Liens: Should Clerks And Recorders Ever Be Authorized To Reject A Filing? Are They Now?

A friend of the blog, Vincent Pallaci, posted an article this week about a New York bill proposing to require proof of licensing before allowing a mechanics lien recording. According to Vincent, it’s a bill that has been proposed to the New York State Assembly every year since 2004 and a bill that should continue […]

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