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Mechanics Lien, Bond Claim, Notice and Lien Waiver Forms.


Florida Mechanics Lien and Preliminary Notice forms available for free download in PDF format. All forms are made available by zlien subject to our terms of use.

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Partial Conditional Lien Waiver

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This waiver – the Conditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment – should be used when a progress payment on the project is expected. There may be future expected payments on the project, but this waiver applies only to a specific, expected progress or partial payment.

Because this is a “conditional” waiver, it is ok if payment has not yet been received. The waiver is “conditional” on the receipt of the payment and will be invalid if payment is not ultimately received. If payment has already been received in full, an “unconditional” waiver may be more appropriate.

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Final Conditional Lien Waiver

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This waiver – the Conditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment – should be used when the final payment for a project is expected but has yet to be received. Signing this waiver signifies that no further payments are expected following the payment described in the waiver.

Because this is a “conditional” waiver, it is ok if payment has not yet been received. The waiver is “conditional” on the receipt of the payment and will be invalid if payment is not ultimately received. If payment has already been received in full, an “unconditional” waiver may be more appropriate.

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Partial Unconditional Bond Waiver

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This waiver – the Unconditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment – should be used when a progress payment on the project has been received. Further payments may be expected, but the specific partial payment discussed in the waiver has been received.

Because this is an “unconditional” waiver, it should only be used when payment has actually been received. If payment has not been received, if the check hasn’t yet cleared the bank, or if there is some other reason why payment might ultimately fail, this waiver should not be furnished. If this is the case, signing a “conditional” waiver is a safer option.

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Final Unconditional Bond Waiver

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This waiver – the Unconditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment – should be used when the final payment on the project has been made and received by the party that furnished labor or materials. Signing this waiver indicates that payment has been received and no further payments are expected.

Because this is an “unconditional” waiver, it should only be used when payment has actually been received. If payment has not been received, if the check hasn’t yet cleared the bank, or if there is some other reason why payment might ultimately fail, this waiver should not be furnished. If this is the case, signing a “conditional” waiver is a safer option.

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Discharge of Mechanics Lien

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After a mechanics lien claim is satisfied, the lien should be released from the property records. A release can also be recorded because a lien expired, or for other reasons. This is the form to cancel or release a mechanics lien claim that was filed on a Florida construction project.

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Notice of Contest

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In Florida, an owner or prime contractor may serve a Notice of Contest upon a party who filed a claim of lien or a claim against a payment bond. The Notice of Contest requires the filing party to enforce its claim by filing suit within a shorter period of time (w/in 60 days) than proscribed by law (usually w/in 1 year).

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Final Payment Affidavit

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At least 5 days prior to filing any action to enforce a claim of lien, a prime contractor must serve the owner with a Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit. This document provides the owner with a list of all parties to the project who have money due to them at the time of filing. The contractor is restricted from filing a suit to enforce its lien until it provides this affidavit.

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Notice to Owner

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The Florida Notice to Owner (NTO) is a letter that Florida requires certain contractors and suppliers to send in order to protect their mechanics lien rights for construction or renovation work. Notice to owner is Florida's version of a preliminary notice. NTO is sometimes called a a Notice to Owner and Contractor, or less formally, a Pre Lien Notice. This notice identifies the sending party as a contractor or supplier on a construction project, so that the property owner is aware of who is providing work.

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Notice of Bond

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In Florida, if a Claim of Lien is recorded by a party when a payment bond exists, the owner or prime contractor may file and serve a Notice of Bond. This transfers the lien off the property records, and informs the Lienor to bring its claim directly against the bond. DOWNLOAD

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Claim of Mechanics Lien Form

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All parties to a construction project are required to file a Claim of Lien within 90 days of last furnishing labor and/or materials to a project.

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File a Bond Claim through zlien

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Bond Claims are used to collect payment on federal, state, county, and municipal construction projects. Click here to file a Bond Claim through zlien in minutes. Enter your project info, and zlien's platform will ensure that your Bond Claim is filed correctly and securely so that you get paid.

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File a Notice of Commencement through zlien

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A Notice of Commencement is available in certain states as an official means of designating the beginning of a construction project. Click below to file a Notice of Commencement through zlien.

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Send a Notice of Intent through zlien

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A Notice of Intent to lien (NOI) warns the property owner, prime contractor and/or other party that a mechanics lien or bond claim will be filed unless payment of overdue amounts is made within a certain period of time (i.e. 10 days). According to zlien research, 90% of NOIs produce payment within 90 days of delivery – all without any further collection efforts or legal action.

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File a Release of Bond Claim through zlien

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When payment is received after a Bond Claim is filed, releasing the claim is sometimes required. Click here to file a Release of Bond Claim through zlien.

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File a Stop Notice through zlien

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In some states, Stop Notices are available to contractors and suppliers as an alternative to (or in addition to) their Mechanic Lien Rights. A Stop Notice is delivered to the prime contractor or property owner, and demands that they withhold enough funds to pay your claim. If the property owner or prime contractor is in possession of funds at the time your Stop Notice is sent, they will be responsible for payment of your claim if they disburse those funds to other parties. Click to file a Stop Notice through zlien.

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