Kent County Notice to Owner Form (Maryland)

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

Notice to Owner Form

Kent County Notice to Owner Form

Fill in the blank Notice to Owner form formatted to comply with all Maryland recording and content requirements.
Included Kent County compliant document last validated/updated 6/10/2024

Notice to Owner Guide

Kent County Notice to Owner Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Kent County compliant document last validated/updated 5/2/2024

Completed Example of the Notice to Owner Document

Kent County Completed Example of the Notice to Owner Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Kent County compliant document last validated/updated 6/4/2024

When using these Notice to Owner forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Kent County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Kent County Circuit Court Clerk

103 North Cross St, Chestertown, Maryland 21620

Hours: 8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: 410-778-7460 and 7415

Local jurisdictions located in Kent County include:

  • Betterton
  • Chestertown
  • Galena
  • Kennedyville
  • Massey
  • Millington
  • Rock Hall
  • Still Pond
  • Worton

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maryland or Kent 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 Kent County Notice to Owner 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.

Before filing or recording a mechanic's lien in Maryland, lien claimants must serve the owner (or the owner's agent) with a preliminary notice. In Maryland, this is called a "Notice to Owner of Intention to Claim a Lien." The required type of notice and time limitations depend on who the customer is and what kind of job is involved.

A subcontractor doing work or furnishing materials or both for or about a building other than a single-family dwelling being erected on the owner's land for his own residence is not entitled to a lien under this subtitle unless, within 120 days after doing the work or furnishing the materials, the subcontractor gives written notice of an intention to claim a lien. Md. Real Prop. Code, section 9-104(a)(1).

With regard to residential dwellings, a subcontractor doing work or furnishing materials or both for a single family dwelling being erected on the owner's land for his own residence is not entitled to a lien under this subtitle unless, within 120 days after doing work or furnishing materials for or about that project, the subcontractor gives written notice of an intention to claim a lien as described above, and the owner has not made full payment to the contractor prior to receiving the notice. Md. Real Prop. Code, section 9-104(b).

A valid notice identifies the parties, the location and nature of services and/or materials, fees and amounts paid, as well as any information relevant to the specific situation.

The notice is effective if given by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, or personally delivered to the owner by the claimant or his agent. Md. Real Prop. Code, section 9-104(c). If there is more than one owner, the subcontractor may comply with this requirement by giving the notice to any of the owners. Id.

If notice cannot be given on account of absence or other causes, the subcontractor, or his agent, in the presence of a competent witness and within 120 days, may place the notice on the door or other front part of the building. Md. Real Prop. Code, section 9-104(e). Notice by posting is sufficient in all cases where the owner of the property has died and his successors in title do not appear on the public records of the county. Id.

On receipt of this notice, the owner may withhold, from sums due the contractor, the amount the owner ascertains to be due the subcontractor giving the notice. Md. Real Prop. Code, section 9-104(f)(1). If the subcontractor giving notice establishes a lien, the contractor shall receive only the difference between the amount due him and that due the subcontractor giving the notice. Md. Real Prop. Code, section 9-104(f)(2).

The lien of the subcontractor against a single family dwelling being erected on the land of the owner for his own residence shall not exceed the amount by which the owner is indebted under the contract at the time the notice is given. Md. Real Prop. Code, section 9-104(f)(3).

This article is provided for informational purposes only. If you have questions about sending preliminary lien notices in Maryland, or any other issues related to property liens, please consult an attorney.

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