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Johnson County Notice to Primary Contractor Form Page 1

Notice to Primary Contractor Form - Johnson County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 5/4/2020


Johnson County Notice to Primary Contractor Guide Page 1

Notice to Primary Contractor Guide - Johnson County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 5/12/2020


Johnson County Completed Example of the Notice to Primary Contractor Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Notice to Primary Contractor Document - Johnson County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 5/18/2020


*The Following Iowa and Johnson County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Real Estate Transfer Declaration of Value

Real Estate Transfer Declaration of Value

According to Iowa law, a Declaration of Value, stating the full consideration paid in certain non-exempt real estate conveyances, must be submitted to the county recorder at the time a deed, contract, instrument, or other writing is presented for recording. A version to be filled in online as well as a print version of the form are available. Both include instructions, but make sure to consult the Detailed Filing Instructions as well.


Real Estate Transfer Groundwater Hazard Statement

Real Estate Transfer Groundwater Hazard Statement

This form must be presented to the county recorder when the document to be recorded is filed. The recorder shall forward the original to the transferee when the recorded instrument is returned.


Transfer Tax

Transfer Tax

This tax table lists transfer tax rates by amount of consideration.


Iowa Homestead Exemption

Iowa Homestead Exemption

If you are an Iowa resident property owner and live in the property for 6 months or longer each year, you may qualify for a Homestead exempition. This can reduce your property taxes.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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Areas covered by these Notice to Primary Contractor Forms:

  • Johnson County

Including:

  • Coralville
  • Hills
  • Iowa City
  • Lone Tree
  • North Liberty
  • Oakdale
  • Oxford
  • Solon
  • Swisher
  • Tiffin

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What is the Iowa Notice to Primary Contractor?

Required Notices to Primary Contractor for Iowa Mechanic's Liens

Persons furnishing labor or materials to a subcontractor (sometimes referred to as "sub-subcontractors or even sub-sub-subcontractors depending on their position in the chain) must send notice to a primary contractor to inform of lien rights in order to preserve their ability to claim a lien.

A person furnishing labor or materials to a subcontractor is not entitled to a lien unless the person furnishing labor or materials notifies the principal contractor in writing with a one-time notice containing: 1) the name, mailing address, and telephone number of the person furnishing the labor or materials, and 2) the name of the subcontractor to whom the labor or materials were furnished, within thirty (30) days of first furnishing labor or materials for which a lien claim may be made. I.C. 572.33(1). Additional labor or materials furnished by the same person to the same subcontractor for use in the same construction project can be covered by this notice. Id.

The person furnishing labor or materials to the subcontractor must also support the lien claim with a certified statement that the principal contractor was notified in writing with the one-time notice described above. Id.

The notice requirement does not apply to a mechanic's lien on single-family or two-family dwellings occupied or used or intended to be occupied or used for residential purposes. I.C. 572.33(2).

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice from a legal professional. Please contact an Iowa attorney with any questions about sending notice to the primary contractor or anything else with regard to mechanic's liens.

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