Howard County Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien Form (Iowa)

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Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien Form

Howard County Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien Form

Fill in the blank Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien form formatted to comply with all Iowa recording and content requirements.
Included Howard County compliant document last validated/updated 2/13/2024

Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien Guide

Howard County Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Howard County compliant document last validated/updated 5/10/2024

Completed Example of the Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien Document

Howard County Completed Example of the Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Howard County compliant document last validated/updated 5/24/2024

When using these Subcontractor Claim of Mechanics Lien forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Howard County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Howard County Recorder

Howard County Courthouse 137 N. Elm ST., Cresco, Iowa 52136

Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm.Monday through Friday

Phone: 563-547-9210

Local jurisdictions located in Howard County include:

  • Chester
  • Cresco
  • Elma
  • Lime Springs
  • Protivin
  • Riceville

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Iowa or Howard 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 Howard County Subcontractor Claim of 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.

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.

Subcontractor Mechanic's Lien Claims in Iowa

Under 572.10 of Iowa Code, subcontractors are eligible to claim a mechanic's lien. A contractor or a subcontractor may perfect a mechanic's lien beyond ninety (90) days after the date on which the last of the material was furnished or the last of the labor was performed by filing a claim with the clerk of the district court. I.C. 572.10.

A valid claim identifies the parties, the project's location, relevant dates, a list of work and associated charges, any payments, and the amount due. The claimant must provide written notice of such claim to the owner. Id. The notice may be served by any person in the same manner that original notices are required to be served, such as personal service or certified mail. Id. If the party to be served is outside of the county where the property is situated, a return of that fact by the person charged with making such service shall constitute sufficient service from and after the time it was filed with the clerk of the district court. Id.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or relied upon as a substitute for speaking with a legal professional. If you have any questions about filing a claim for a mechanic's lien, please speak with a qualified Iowa attorney.

Our Promise

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