Franklin County Claim of Mechanics Lien Form (Arkansas)

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

Claim of Mechanics Lien Form

Franklin County Claim of Mechanics Lien Form

Fill in the blank Claim of Mechanics Lien form formatted to comply with all Arkansas recording and content requirements.
Included Franklin County compliant document last validated/updated 6/21/2024

Claim of Mechanics Lien Guide

Franklin County Claim of Mechanics Lien Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Franklin County compliant document last validated/updated 6/5/2024

Completed Example of the Claim of Mechanics Lien Document

Franklin County Completed Example of the Claim of Mechanics Lien Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Franklin County compliant document last validated/updated 6/6/2024

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

Franklin County Circuit Clerk - Ozark Office

211 West Commercial, Ozark, Arkansas 72949

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

Phone: (479) 667-3818

Local jurisdictions located in Franklin County include:

  • Alix
  • Altus
  • Branch
  • Cecil
  • Charleston
  • Ozark

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Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

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

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

Can the Claim 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 Franklin County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Franklin County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Arkansas or Franklin 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?

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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.

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Arkansas Verified Statement of Account and Claim of Lien

A claimant may file a lien against a residential property to secure the amount owed on a contract. Contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers providing labor, services, material, or equipment for improvements of a property under a contract with an owner, proprietor, contractor, or subcontractor are eligible to file mechanic's liens in the State of Arkansas (18-44-101(a)). Claimants have 120 days after the final furnishing of labor, materials, services, or equipment in which to file a lien (18-44-117(a)(1))).

To assert a lien against a property's title, the claimant must execute and record a statement of account and claim of lien in the circuit court clerk's office of the county where the property subject to the lien is located.

The claim of lien is a legal document composed of two parts -- the verified statement of account and lien and an affidavit of notice. The actual lien portion of the document has two requirements by law: a correct description of the property subject to the lien, and an account of the amount owed to the claimant after allowing all credits (18-44-117(a)(1)(B)). The affidavit of notice includes a statement that the claimant has complied with applicable notices under Ark. Code Secs. 18-44-114--18-44-116, along with a copy of each notice.

Before construction begins, the potential claimant is required to provide a "notice to owner by contractor" stating that the claimant is entitled to file a lien against the property if not paid in full (18-44-115). Arkansas law also mandates that claimants give a "notice of intent to file lien" at least 10 days before filing a claim of lien (18-44-114).

Though a claim of lien has only two statutory requirements, additional information is necessary to enforce the lien. The document should name the claimant and the legal owner of the property, and any party the claimant contracted with who is not the owner. Claims of lien typically contain a description of the project, and identify the party or person authorized to release the lien.

The lien must be signed by the claimant in the presence of a notary public. Arkansas requires the lien to be verified, which means that the claimant swears under oath that the information contained within the document is true and correct. Because the claim of lien is required to be recorded in the real property records, it must comply with the standardized document form act, codified at Ark. Code Sec. 14-15-402.

Consult a lawyer with questions about mechanic's liens, preliminary notice requirements, or for any other issue related to real property in Arkansas.

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