Texas is unlike any other state when it comes to calculating its lien and notice periods. Instead of a lien being due after a certain number of days or months, Texas uses somewhat cryptic language to define the lien period: “on the 15th day of the month four/three months after the last month the claimant performs work.”
Well, to help you out, we’ve created some easy to read charts. You can take one look at this chart and easily figure out when your lien should be filed. Check out the Texas Lien Deadline Chart here, or the Texas Two and Three Month Notice Deadline Chart here. These are housed in the Lien Law Summaries Section of zlien’s website.
But you don’t even have to go that far – you can see the charts right here on our blog:
Texas Mechanics Lien Deadline Chart
Texas Two and Three Month Notice Deadline Chart
** Two Month Notice must only be delivered by lower tier subcontractors and suppliers (i.e. those who did not contract with the original contractor)* Original Contractors do not have notice requirements in Texas
*** If on a residential project, every deadline is one month earlier.
Remember, too, that you can keep track of project deadlines and Texas mechanics lien requirements with the zlien platform. Click here to learn more.