Shelby County Verified Statement of Mechanics Lien Form (Alabama)

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

Verified Statement of Mechanics Lien Form

Shelby County Verified Statement of Mechanics Lien Form

Fill in the blank Verified Statement of Mechanics Lien form formatted to comply with all Alabama recording and content requirements.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 6/19/2024

Verified Statement of Lien Guide

Shelby County Verified Statement of Lien Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 5/2/2024

Completed Example of the Verified Statement of Lien Document

Shelby County Completed Example of the Verified Statement of Lien Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Shelby County compliant document last validated/updated 7/1/2024

When using these Verified Statement of Mechanics Lien forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Shelby County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Probate Court: Recording

County Courthouse - 112 N Main St / PO Box 825, Columbiana, Alabama 35051

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: 205-669-3720

Local jurisdictions located in Shelby County include:

  • Alabaster
  • Birmingham
  • Calera
  • Chelsea
  • Columbiana
  • Harpersville
  • Helena
  • Maylene
  • Montevallo
  • Pelham
  • Saginaw
  • Shelby
  • Siluria
  • Sterrett
  • Vandiver
  • Vincent
  • Westover
  • Wilsonville
  • Wilton

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 Shelby 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 Shelby County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Shelby County?

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

Can the Verified Statement of Mechanics 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 Shelby County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Shelby County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Alabama or Shelby 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 Shelby County Verified Statement of Mechanics 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.

Filing a Mechanic's Lien in Alabama

Obtaining a lien for construction work, including the furnishing of labor or materials, must be accomplished by filing a verified statement with the probate court in the Alabama county where the subject property is located.

Every person entitled to a lien must file, in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the property upon which the lien is sought is situated, a statement in writing, verified by the oath of the person claiming the lien, or of some other person having knowledge of the facts, containing 1) the amount of the demand secured by the lien, after all just credits have been given, 2) a description of the property on which the lien is claimed in such a manner that same may be located or identified, a description by house number, name of street, and name of city or town being a sufficient description where the property is located in a city or town, and 3) the name of the owner or proprietor thereof; but no error in the amount of the demand or in the name of the owner or proprietor, shall affect the lien. Ala. Code Ann. 35-11-213. Unless such statement is so filed the lien shall be lost. Id.

To preserve lien rights under Ala. Code Ann. 35-11-215, claimants must file the verified statement according to the following time limits:
by every original contractor within six (6) months;
by every journeyman and day laborer within 30 days; and
by every other person entitled to such lien within four (4) months
after the last item of work has been performed or the last item of material has been furnished. Keep in mind that once the lien is in place, is still must be enforced through a lawsuit if the owner still refuses or is unwilling to make full payment.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice from a licensed attorney. Please contact an Alabama attorney for any questions regarding filing a lien in the state.

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Shelby County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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