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Mechanics Lien in California

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A mechanics lien in California is known as a “Claim of Lien.” Obtaining a mechanics lien in California requires you to follow specific steps to ensure its validity, and with the amendments to California’s mechanic lien laws in 2011, those steps became even more numerous.

For example, it’s important that a California mechanics lien reference the property liened with a legal property description and properly identify the property owner. Further, after filing a mechanics lien in California, the lien claimant must deliver a Notice of Mechanics Lien to the property owner, and sign an affidavit of delivery of this lien and include it with the lien itself.  If a California mechanics lien is not served on the owner, or if any other required component of the lien is left out, the lien will be unenforceable.

zlien’s systems are equipped to comply with the requirements for filing a mechanics lien in California, and our staff can prepare, file, and properly serve your mechanics lien.

Why California Contractors & Suppliers Should Go With Zlien

First, you can rely on zlien to properly prepare and file your mechanics lien because zlien is a licensed legal document preparation company in the State of California (LDA 352, expires 5/12/14, Los Angeles County), and carries a bond in California.

Second, we’re experienced in filing mechanics liens in California, and having them properly recorded and served.  Why worry about the hassle of preparing the correct form, researching the legal property description, and figuring out where the lien must be recorded and what the filing fee is?  Your time is better served doing the things that make your company money.

Leave the preparation and filing of your mechanics lien to us.  We do all the work for one low flat fee, which is all-inclusive, meaning you don’t pay anything additional for filing fees, courier fees, service fees, postage charges, etc.  One flat fee and we do all the work for you.  Lien Smart. Get Paid.

California Mechanic’s Lien Frequently Asked Questions

How To File A Mechanic’s Lien In California?

Filing a mechanic’s lien in California is a technical process. The filed mechanic’s lien must contain certain information mandated by California statutes, including a warning statement to the property owner in a bold type, in a specific font size. The mechanic’s lien should identify the property owner as per public property records, and also identify the property where work was performed with a legal property description.  Once prepared, you must file the document in the county where the property is located, and must serve the property owner with the lien.  Proof of service (an affidavit) must be attached and made a part of your original lien claim.

zlien makes the process of filing a mechanic’s lien in California easy.  You simply fill out our order form, and then sit back. Our staff does absolutely everything else.

What Is The Deadline To File A Mechanic’s Lien In California?

California mechanic liens must be filed within 90 days from the completion of a construction project.  If a “Notice of Completion” is filed, this period can be reduced to 60 days for prime contractors (those who contract with the owner) or 30 days for all other parties.

If Notice Required To File A Mechanic’s Lien in California?

It may be.  If you did not contract with the property owner, a preliminary notice may have been required on the project. Preliminary notices must be sent to the prime contractor and property owner, and if there is one, the lender, within 20 days of first furnishing materials or labor to a project. There are limited exceptions, but usually, if this notice is not delivered the courts will consider your mechanic’s lien claim as waived.

Why Choose zlien to File Your California Mechanic’s Lien?

You can trust zlien with your California mechanic’s lien claim. zlien is a licensed legal document preparation company in the state of California (LDA-352).  As part of the licensing process, zlien was required to obtain a bond to protect its customers, and our bond is filed with Los Angeles County Recorder records. Further, zlien protects its customers with a service satisfaction guarantee and by carrying errors and omissions insurance. zlien also has strict privacy policies to protect your personal and company information, and strong online security procedures.

How Long Will It Take To Process My Zlien Order?

Mechanic’s lien orders are usually processed by zlien within 2-4 business days.  We offer a rush service for $95, which will guarantee processing within 1 business day. The mechanic’s lien is recorded in California following our processing, either by direct delivery to the recorder or by courier (depending on the county). Property owners are served with the mechanic’s lien immediately during the order process, as an affidavit of service must be included within the California mechanic’s lien itself.