New Castle County Contractor Certification of Payment Form (Delaware)

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

Contractor Certification of Payment Form

New Castle County Contractor Certification of Payment Form

Fill in the blank Contractor Certification of Payment form formatted to comply with all Delaware recording and content requirements.
Included New Castle County compliant document last validated/updated 2/23/2024

Contractor Certification of Payment Guide

New Castle County Contractor Certification of Payment Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included New Castle County compliant document last validated/updated 5/9/2024

Completed Example of the Contractor Certification of Payment Document

New Castle County Completed Example of the Contractor Certification of Payment Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included New Castle County compliant document last validated/updated 5/20/2024

When using these Contractor Certification of Payment forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in New Castle County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Recorder of Deeds

Louis L Redding Bldg - 800 N French St, 4th floor, Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Hours: 8:30 to 4:00 Monday - Friday / Recording until 3:45

Phone: (302) 395-7700

Local jurisdictions located in New Castle County include:

  • Bear
  • Claymont
  • Delaware City
  • Hockessin
  • Kirkwood
  • Middletown
  • Montchanin
  • New Castle
  • Newark
  • Odessa
  • Port Penn
  • Rockland
  • Saint Georges
  • Townsend
  • Wilmington
  • Winterthur
  • Yorklyn

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

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

Can the Contractor Certification of Payment 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 New Castle County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in New Castle County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Delaware or New Castle 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 New Castle County Contractor Certification of Payment 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.

Certifying Payment for Labor and Materials in Kent County, Delaware

Under 25 DEL. LAWS, C. 27, 2707, prior to or simultaneous with the receipt of any full or final payment by the contractor, the contractor must provide the owner with one of two documents:
1) A notarized, verified written certification that the contractor has paid in full for all labor performed and materials furnished to date; or
2) A written release of mechanics' liens signed by all persons who would otherwise be entitled, containing a notarized, verified certification signed by the contractor that all of the persons signing the release constitute all of the persons who would be entitled otherwise to file mechanics' liens claims.

Providing a statement certifying the other potential claimants are paid lets the owner know that they are not at risk for a lien against their property. The certification identifies the parties, the location of the work or improvement, relevant dates, and a confirmation of payment. The contractor might also add a list of subcontractors and suppliers, along with payment dates and amounts, as well as any other information necessary for the specific situation.

Deliver the completed document to the owner either in person or via USPS certified or registered mail with delivery confirmation. The certificate may also be filed with the local recording office if appropriate for the circumstances.

Note that failure of the contractor to provide the owner a written certification or a release of mechanics' liens at such time shall constitute sufficient cause for the immediate suspension, revocation or cancellation of the contractor's occupational and business licenses. Id.

Each case is unique, so contact an attorney with questions about certifying payments or any other issues related to mechanic's liens in Delaware.

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the New Castle 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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