Houston County Notice of Intention to File Mechanic Lien Form (Alabama)

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

Notice of Intention Form

Houston County Notice of Intention Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 6/11/2024

Notice of Intention Guide

Houston County Notice of Intention Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 4/25/2024

Completed Example of the Notice on Intention Document

Houston County Completed Example of the Notice on Intention Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Houston County compliant document last validated/updated 5/21/2024

When using these Notice of Intention to File Mechanic Lien 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 Notice of Intention to File Mechanic Lien 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 Notice of Intention to File Mechanic Lien 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.

Steps Before Filing a Lawsuit to Enforce an Alabama Mechanic's Lien

Lawsuits can be long, emotionally draining, and expensive. Therefore, before filing suit, first attempt an informal settlement with the other party. When dealing with mechanic's liens in Alabama, a good technique is to send the owner notice of intention to sue to enforce the lien if timely payment is not made first.

When the amount involved exceeds $50.00, actions for the enforcement of liens may be brought in the circuit court having jurisdiction in the county in which the property is situated. Ala. Code Ann. 35-11-220. In all other cases actions to enforce such liens shall be brought before the district court in the county in which the property is situated. Id.

Any action for the enforcement of the lien declared in this division must be commenced within six months after the maturity of the entire indebtedness secured thereby. Ala. Code Ann. 35-11-221. Therefore, ensure the notice is sent within this timeline to prevent inadvertently waiving the right to claim a lien.

The notice identifies the parties, the location of the project, the nature of materials and services provided for the project, and relevant dates, fees, and payments. Deliver the notice to the responsible party via USPS Certified mail.

If the notice does not accomplish a settlement, be prepared to hire an attorney and sue. Lien enforcement suits, when brought in the circuit court, shall be commenced by summons and complaint. Ala. Code Ann. 35-11-222. The complaint shall contain a description of the property on which the lien is claimed, and shall allege the facts necessary to entitle the plaintiff to the lien and the enforcement thereof; in all other respects, the pleadings, practice and proceedings shall be the same as in ordinary civil actions. Id.

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 Alabama attorney for any questions regarding lien notices or filing suit to enforce a lien.

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