Orange County Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment Form (North Carolina)

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

Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment Form

Orange County Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment Form

Fill in the blank Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment form formatted to comply with all North Carolina recording and content requirements.
Included Orange County compliant document last validated/updated 2/29/2024

Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment Guide

Orange County Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment Guide

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Orange County compliant document last validated/updated 4/26/2024

Completed Example of the Unconditional Waiver upon Final Payment Document

Orange County Completed Example of the Unconditional Waiver upon Final Payment Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Orange County compliant document last validated/updated 5/6/2024

The following North Carolina and Orange County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

When using these Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Orange County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Orange County Register of Deeds

228 S Churton St, Suite 300 / PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm M-F / Recording until 4:30pm

Phone: (919) 245-2675

Local jurisdictions located in Orange County include:

  • Carrboro
  • Cedar Grove
  • Chapel Hill
  • Efland
  • Hillsborough

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

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

Can the Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment 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 Orange County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Orange County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by North Carolina or Orange 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 Orange County Unconditional Waiver on Final Payment 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.

A lien waiver is a document drafted by a potential lien claimant such as a contractor, subcontractor, materials provider, equipment lessor or other party to the construction project (the claimant) that states they have received payment and thereby waive any future lien rights to the owner's property. Simply put, waiving a lien means giving up the right to a future lien in exchange for the payment of the potential lien amount in full or part.

Lien waivers generally fall into two categories: conditional and unconditional. A conditional waiver is effective only upon the triggering of a specific event, such as the payment check clearing. An unconditional waiver is an absolute abandonment of the claimant's right to a future lien whether or not payment is ever made to the possible claimant. North Carolina does not provide for lien waivers by statute, although waivers are still permissible and will be recognized by a state court under the principles of contract law.

An unconditional final waiver upon final payment is the safest waiver for owners because it releases all the claimant's rights to place a mechanics lien on the owner's property, regardless of whether or not the payment check has been returned or a stop payment order was issued. Claimants should issue this type of release only when they are positive their work is done and the payment has cleared their bank. Owners should demand this release when they have paid in full.

By filing the form, the lien claimant represents that he or she either has already paid or will use the money he or she receives from this final payment in order to make prompt payment in full to all his or her laborers, subcontractors, materialmen and suppliers for all work, materials or equipment that are the subject of this waiver and release.

Getting a lien waiver also allows property owners to shield the title to their property from the general contractor, material suppliers, and subcontractors involved with the project. With a lien release upon a final payment, the property owner once again regains clear title and the ability to obtain financing or sell the property.

The property owner should require lien and labor waivers to be submitted with the contractor's invoices and should not authorize payment of any invoice without properly signed lien and labor waivers. Proper lien waivers can protect the property owner from liens filed by the contractor's subcontractors, suppliers and laborers who might record a lien if they are not paid by the contractor.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice of a legal professional. Please contact an attorney with questions about using lien waivers, or for any other issues related to liens in North Carolina.

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