Pinellas County Claim of Lien Forms (Florida)

Express Checkout

Form Package

Claim of Lien

State

Florida

Area

Pinellas County

Price

$27.97

Delivery

Immediate Download

Payment Information

Please provide a valid email.
Please provide a valid first name.
Please provide a valid last name.
Please provide a valid card number.
Please provide a valid security code.
Please provide a valid billing zip code.
You must agree before submitting.
More info on getting a copy of your existing deed and eRecording.

Included Forms

All Pinellas 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 Pinellas 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 Pinellas 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 Pinellas 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 Pinellas County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Pinellas County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Pinellas County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Pinellas 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:

  • Pinellas County

Including:

  • Bay Pines
  • Belleair Beach
  • Clearwater
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Crystal Beach
  • Dunedin
  • Indian Rocks Beach
  • Largo
  • Oldsmar
  • Ozona
  • Palm Harbor
  • Pinellas Park
  • Safety Harbor
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Seminole
  • Tarpon Springs

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.

Our Promise

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

Save Time and Money

Get your Pinellas County Claim of Lien form done right the first time with Deeds.com Uniform Conveyancing Blanks. At Deeds.com, we understand that your time and money are valuable resources, and we don't want you to face a penalty fee or rejection imposed by a county recorder for submitting nonstandard documents. We constantly review and update our forms to meet rapidly changing state and county recording requirements for roughly 3,500 counties and local jurisdictions.

Reviews

4.8 out of 5 (4314 Reviews)

Crystal P.

April 16th, 2024

This service is amazing! We have tried several other online recording services which all disappointed. Deeds.com got all three of our documents recorded same day as invoice payment. Thank you for the quick turn around! We will be using this service often.

Reply from Staff

We are sincerely grateful for your feedback and are committed to providing the highest quality service. Thank you for your trust in us.

Jeane W.

April 13th, 2024

I needed to add my partner to my warranty deed and deeds.com made it easy to understand what form I needed, attached a great explanation of the form and a sample of the form filled out. Couldn\'t be happier. In fact I\'m researching a Revocable Transfer on Death Deed now and they\'ve given me the confidence to rewrite my own will on my own.

Reply from Staff

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience!

Freda S.

April 12th, 2024

Excellent Services!

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Kimberly L.

June 27th, 2020

Great to have online resources! I will most definitely refer others!

Best regards,

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

SheRon F.

March 21st, 2022

It was a quick and easy process and deeds.com was very helpful and dealt with a very stressful situation, painless.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Quenette S.

September 12th, 2020

Deeds.com is a very Good company. They helped me when I needed the

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Lori W.

December 2nd, 2020

Great resource! Nice to have these forms and information available. No problems at the recorder, in fact it was the recorder that referred me to deeds.com they like their forms so much.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

David B.

January 27th, 2020

I'm not sure how a forms web-site could be so, but I find deeds.com to be sweet.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Michael W.

October 24th, 2019

Easy to use Website. Quick accurate data reporting. I will use the service in the future.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

F Michael C.

June 15th, 2021

Very easy to use and no hidden costs. You get to download whatever you need and can save it and even reuse it. So it's like having your own library of form that you pay for once. They even give you more related forms than you ask for and it turned out we needed some if those forms as well. The forms meet what our county requires for margins in records and so on. So I will use deeds.com again when I need a different kind of legal form.

Reply from Staff

We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

JAY W.

June 17th, 2021

ok

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Charlotte B.

August 2nd, 2021

I was very impressed with this service. It's a very important tool to be able to get the documents filed properly.

I was not able to understand how to fill in the blanks on line.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!

Eddy C & Tina H.

May 11th, 2021

did not use, much to expensive.

Reply from Staff

Thank you for your feedback. We do hope that you found something more suitable to your needs elsewhere. Have a wondaful day.

David Q.

April 14th, 2020

Very easy...great service.

Reply from Staff

Thank you!

Alex Q.

July 26th, 2023

The best people to work with! Thank you for all you do. We send documents from all states to Deeds.com to record for us. They are professional, keep us updated and always notify us if there is an issue with one of our documents prior to sending to recording and that saves us money and time! Thank you!!

Reply from Staff

Thanks for the kind words Alex. We appreciate you!