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Illinois - Douglas County Mechanics Lien Forms

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Mechanics Lien
State
Illinois
Area
Douglas County
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Included Forms

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


Douglas County Notice of Mechanics Lien Form Page 1

Notice of Mechanics Lien Form - Douglas County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 8/16/2022

Douglas County Notice of Mechanics Lien Guide Page 1

Notice of Mechanics Lien Guide - Douglas County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 8/19/2022

Douglas County Completed Example of the Notice of Mechanics Lien Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Notice of Mechanics Lien Document - Douglas County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 9/1/2022

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Illinois and Douglas County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Plat Act Affidavit Form (Illinois Document)


Plat Act Affidavit Guide (Illinois Document)


Completed Example of the Plat Act Affidavit Form (Illinois Document)


Notarial Record Form (Illinois Document)


Illinois Real Estate Transfer Declaration (Illinois Document)


Supplemental Form PTAX 203-A (Illinois Document)


Supplemental Form PTAX 203-B (Illinois Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Illinois Document)


Jurat (Illinois Document)


Homestead Exemption (Illinois Document)


Transfer Tax Payment Document (non recorded transfers) (Illinois Document)


Illinois Assessors Contact List (Illinois Document)


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 Illinois or Douglas 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?
    • After you submit payment you will see a page listing the Douglas County forms you ordered with a download link to the pdf form file. You download the forms to your computer. You will also receive an email with a link to your download page in case you need it later.
  • What type of files are the forms?
    • All of our Douglas County Mechanics 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 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 Douglas County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Douglas County.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Douglas County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Douglas 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 Mechanics Lien Forms:

  • Douglas County

Including:

  • Arcola
  • Arthur
  • Atwood
  • Camargo
  • Hindsboro
  • Murdock
  • Newman
  • Tuscola
  • Villa Grove

What is the Illinois Mechanics Lien?

Mechanic's liens are available in Illinois pursuant to the Mechanic's Lien Act compiled under 770 ILCS 60 for contractors, subcontractors, material or equipment suppliers, architects, and other design professionals.

A lien is a type of property interest, like a mortgage, in which the lienor retains a claim against the property if it is later sold. The lienor can also force a sale through foreclosure. Illinois only authorizes mechanic's liens on private projects, not those associated with public (government) entities.

When you provide labor or materials on a contract job and the client never pays the invoice, filing a mechanic's lien is the next step in recovering the amount due. NOTE: Subcontractors must individually file 60-day (owner-occupied residential projects only) and 90-day notices to access their lien rights.

Mechanic's liens demand strict deadlines and missing the filing date by even one day can cost you your right to a lien. In Illinois, the time to file a lien arises within four months from the last date you or any of your employees furnished labor or delivered materials to the jobsite. The four-month period applies to your right against all third parties and subsequent owners. You have two years to file suit against the original owner to foreclose on a mechanic's lien. 770 ILCS 60/9.

The claim for lien must state the parties to the contract and its terms, identify the general contractor and all upper tier subcontractors, include a description of the work completed or materials delivered, state a legal description of the owner's property, and state the total amount due and unpaid as of the date the notice is recorded. The lien amount includes the invoice amount owed minus all credits and offsets. A lienor may not include extras such as attorney's fees or lost profits, but may charge interest measured by the legal rate in Illinois. 770 ILCS 60/1(a).

Before recording the lien, sign it in the presence of a notary public who then notarizes it with his or her seal. The lien should be recorded at the recording office for the county where the property is situated. For residential projects, you must serve the owner with a copy of the recorded lien within ten days' time.

The deadlines for filing a lien are set in stone, and failure to file on time will cost you your right to a lien. Additionally, putting in improper amounts or exaggerating the claim will invalidate the lien. If you lose your lien rights, the only remedy is to sue the property owner under contract law.

Each case is unique. Contact an attorney with specific questions regarding filing a claim or any other issues related to mechanic's liens in Illinois.

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