Houston County Declaration of Lien Rights Form (Alabama)

All Houston County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Declaration of Lien Rights Form

Houston County Declaration of Lien Rights Form

Fill in the blank Declaration of Lien Rights form formatted to comply with all Alabama recording and content requirements.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 5/29/2024

Declaration of Lien Rights Guide

Houston County Declaration of Lien Rights Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 5/13/2024

Completed Example of the Declaration of Lien Rights Document

Houston County Completed Example of the Declaration of Lien Rights Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 3/28/2024

When using these Declaration of Lien Rights forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Houston County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Probate Office: Recording

462 N Oates St, 2nd floor / PO Box 6404, Dothan, Alabama 36303 / 36302

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (334) 677-4723

Local jurisdictions located in Houston County include:

  • Ashford
  • Columbia
  • Cottonwood
  • Cowarts
  • Dothan
  • Gordon
  • Pansey
  • Webb

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Houston County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Houston County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Houston County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Houston County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Declaration of Lien Rights forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Houston County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Houston County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Alabama or Houston County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Houston County Declaration of Lien Rights forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Establishing Lien Rights without a Direct Contract in Alabama

In Alabama, laborers, material suppliers, or any other person or firm that furnished work, labor, or material on a piece of property has a valid claim for a lien. Liens of this type are called mechanic's or construction liens. In Alabama, a claimant can claim either a full price or an unpaid balance lien. A full price lien is available to contractors that have contracted directly with the owner for the full price of labor, services, or materials. An unpaid balance lien is available for laborers, subcontractors, or materials suppliers without a direct contract and a lien is limited only to the unpaid balance.

Upon complying with the provisions of Alabama lien law, lien claimants shall have a lien on the building or improvements as well as on the land on which these are situated. Ala. Code Ann. 35-11-210. The lien exists to the extent in ownership of all the right, title, and interest therein of the owner or proprietor, and to the extent in area of the entire lot or parcel of land in a city or town; or, if not in a city or town, of one acre in addition to the land upon which the building or improvement is situated. Id. Further, if employees of the contractor or persons furnishing material to him or her claim a lien, the lien shall extend only to the amount of any unpaid balance due the contractor by the owner or proprietor, and the employees and materialmen shall also have a lien on the unpaid balance. Id.

To preserve the option for lien rights, a potential claimant must notify the owner or responsible party before furnishing any materials for the project. By including prices in the notice, the furnisher of the material shall have a lien for the full price specified, without regard to whether or not the amount of the claim for the material so furnished exceeds the unpaid balance due the contractor. Id. However, if the owner or proprietor or his or her agent objects to the price, this may not be the case. Id.

Unless the owner or proprietor or his or her agent shall notify the furnisher in writing before the material is used, that he or she will not be responsible for the price thereof, the claimant will be entitled to a full price lien. Id.

The notice contains the name of the owner or proprietor as well as the name and address of the contractor or subcontractor and a description of the owner's property. File the completed notice with the local recording office for the county where the property is located.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice from an attorney. Please speak with an attorney for questions regarding lien notices or any other issues related to liens in Alabama.

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