Bay County Claim of Lien Forms (Florida)

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Included Forms

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

Claim of Lien Form

Claim of Lien Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 12/7/2023

Claim of Lien Guide

Claim of Lien Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/25/2024

Completed Example of the Claim of Lien Document

Completed Example of the Claim of Lien Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 11/2/2023

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Florida or Bay 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.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Bay 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 sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Bay County Claim of 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.

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

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Bay County?

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

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.

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.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

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

Areas Covered by These Claim of Lien Forms:

  • Bay County

Including:

  • Fountain
  • Lynn Haven
  • Mexico Beach
  • Panama City
  • Panama City Beach
  • Youngstown

What is the Florida Claim of Lien

What is a Claim of Lien?

A claim of lien is a legal claim to property that operates as security against any amount of money or services owed to another person or entity. A claim of lien must be recorded in a public records office so that anyone else with a potential interest in the property has notice of the pending claim. Filing this form places a lien on the property, which restricts the owner's ability to use it as collateral for a loan, sell it, or otherwise transfer it. A lien can also be foreclosed by filing a lawsuit in order to force a sale and pay all lien claimants according to what they are owed and what order they are to be paid.

Filing and recording a claim of lien is an essential step in ensuring that you have priority of payment versus all other lien claimants with their own potential claims against the property. Unless you are providing labor only, prior to filing your claim of lien, you must first serve a notice on the owner setting forth the lienor's name and address, a description sufficient for identification of the real property, and the nature of the services or materials furnished or to be furnished. FLA. STAT. 713.06(2)(a).

You must file your claim on lien within 90 days from the last day you provided labor, services or materials to a construction or renovation project. It's usually good practice to record your claim of lien early. The earlier you record, the more likely you are in preventing the property owner from obtaining permanent financing or selling the property to a third party. Therefore, by recording early you can exert leverage on the owner to ensure greater chances of being paid.

The claim of lien may be prepared by the lienor or the lienor's employee or attorney and shall be signed and sworn to or affirmed by the lienor or the lienor's agent acquainted with the facts stated therein. FLA. STAT.

713.08(2). Be careful not to exaggerate your lien, because falsification of a lien will cause a forfeiture of your lien rights and is also a third degree felony in Florida. FLA.STAT. 713.31(3).

The claim of lien must be served on the owner by actual delivery or common carrier service such as registered/certified mail. If actual delivery or common carrier service are not feasible, service can be accomplished by posting the notice at the job site. FLA. STAT. 713/18(1). Failure to serve any claim of lien before recording or within 15 days after recording shall render the claim of lien voidable to the extent that the failure or delay is shown to have been prejudicial to any person entitled to rely on the service. FLA. STAT. 713.08(4)(c).

In Florida, all claim of lien forms must contain the following language in all upper-case:

WARNING! THIS LEGAL DOCUMENT REFLECTS THAT A CONSTRUCTION LIEN HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE REAL PROPERTY LISTED HEREIN. UNLESS THE OWNER OF SUCH PROPERTY TAKES ACTION TO SHORTEN THE TIME PERIOD, THIS LIEN MAY REMAIN VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF RECORDING, AND SHALL EXPIRE AND BECOME NULL AND VOID THEREAFTER UNLESS LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN COMMENCED TO FORECLOSE OR TO DISCHARGE THIS LIEN.

This claim of lien form must be signed and notarized before filing it with the Clerk of Court for the county where the project is located. In most counties, the claim of lien is filed with the Clerk of Courts, but some counties have a separate County Recorder department so it is important to verify the correct office for filing.

After the lien is recorded, you have one year to file your foreclosure suit on the lien. If the owner contests the lien in a judicial action, the time can be shortened to sixty (60) or twenty (20) days.

Each case is unique, and lien law is complicated, so contact an attorney with specific questions or for complex situations relating to Mechanic's Liens in Florida.

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Bay 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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