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Marion County Subcontractor Notice to Owner Form Page 1

Subcontractor Notice to Owner Form - Marion County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 5/11/2020


Marion County Subcontractor Notice to Owner Guide Page 1

Subcontractor Notice to Owner Guide - Marion County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 5/8/2020


Marion County Completed Example of the Subcontractor Notice to Owner Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Subcontractor Notice to Owner Document - Marion County

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


*The Following Iowa and Marion 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 Subcontractor Notice to Owner Forms:

  • Marion County

Including:

  • Bussey
  • Columbia
  • Dallas
  • Hamilton
  • Harvey
  • Knoxville
  • Melcher
  • Otley
  • Pella
  • Pleasantville
  • Swan
  • Tracy

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What is the Iowa Subcontractor Notice to Owner?

Subcontractors on a construction job occasionally need to fight for payment from the prime contractor. Many property owners are unaware of the participation of lower-tiered contractors on the job. These subcontractors can claim mechanic's lien rights against the property owner even if the owner paid the contractor in full. However, this right only exists if the owner is served proper notice. In turn, after receiving the notice, the owner can rightfully withhold payment from the contractor to ensure these other parties are paid as to avoid any liens against the owner.

A payment to the original contractor by the owner of any part or all of the contract price of the building or improvement within ninety (90) days after the date on which the last of the materials was furnished or the last of the labor was performed by a subcontractor, does not relieve the owner from liability to the subcontractor for the full value of any material furnished or labor performed upon the building, land, or improvement if the subcontractor files a lien within ninety (90) days after the date on which the last of the materials was furnished or the last of the labor was performed. I.C. 572.14(1).

In the case of an owner-occupied dwelling, a mechanic's lien is enforceable only to the extent of the balance due the principal contractor by the owner-occupant prior to the owner-occupant being served with the notice specified in subsection. I.C. 572.14(2).

This notice may be served by delivering it to the owner or the owner's spouse personally, or by mailing it to the owner by certified mail with restricted delivery and return receipt to the person mailing the notice, or by personal service as provided in the rules of civil procedure. Id.

The Notice to Owner contains: 1) the name of the owner, 2) the address of the property charged with the lien, 3) the name, address and telephone number of the lien claimant, and 4) a statement that the individual serving the Notice may have lien rights. I.C. 572.14(3).

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 property owners or anything else with regard to mechanic's liens.

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