Lake County Notice of Contest of Lien Form (Florida)

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

Notice of Contest of Lien Form

Lake County Notice of Contest of Lien Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 4/29/2024

Notice of Contest of Lien Guide

Lake County Notice of Contest of Lien Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 5/29/2024

Completed Example of the Notice of Contest of Lien Document

Lake County Completed Example of the Notice of Contest of Lien Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Lake County compliant document last validated/updated 2/16/2024

When using these Notice of Contest of Lien forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Lake County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Public Records Center

550 W Main St, 3rd floor / PO Box 7800, Tavares, Florida 32778

Hours: 8:30 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (352) 253-2600

South Lake Minneola Branch Office

City Hall, 800 North US Highway 27, Minneola, Florida

Hours: 8:30am to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: Same-day recording by 10:30am

North Lake Branch Office

Village Green, 902 Avenida Central, The Villages of Lady Lake, Florida

Hours: 8:30am to 12:00 & 1:00 to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: Same-day recording by 9:30am

Local jurisdictions located in Lake County include:

  • Altoona
  • Astatula
  • Astor
  • Clermont
  • Eustis
  • Ferndale
  • Fruitland Park
  • Grand Island
  • Groveland
  • Howey In The Hills
  • Lady Lake
  • Leesburg
  • Mascotte
  • Minneola
  • Montverde
  • Mount Dora
  • Okahumpka
  • Paisley
  • Sorrento
  • Tavares
  • Umatilla
  • Yalaha

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Florida or Lake 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 Lake County Notice of Contest 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.

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.

Contesting a Mechanic's Lien in Florida

Under Florida law, filing a statutory Notice of Contest of Lien can defend property against a lien. See 713.22 Fla. Stat (2016).

A mechanic's lien, when filed against property, is valid for one year after the recording date. ( 713.22(1)). The lienor can extend that time past one year by filing a lawsuit to enforce the lien prior to its expiration. When a lien is recorded, however, a property owner may file a Notice of Contest of Lien within the one-year period to dispute the lien's validity. This Notice includes the lienor's name and address, details about the recorded lien, the owner's name, and the signing date. It should also meet all state and local formatting requirements for documents submitted for recording.

Once the notice is recorded, the clerk serves it on the lienor at the address in the lien, putting the lienor on notice that he or she must file a lawsuit to enforce the lien within 60 days. This can shorten the enforceability period because once the lienor receives the Notice of Contest of Lien. If the lienor fails to file a lawsuit within the shortened timeframe, it renders the lien invalid.

Each case is unique, so contact an attorney for more information about contesting a lien or other questions about Florida's Construction Lien Law.

Our Promise

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