Polk County Claim of Lien Form (Oregon)

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

Claim of Lien Form

Polk County Claim of Lien Form

Fill in the blank Claim of Lien form formatted to comply with all Oregon recording and content requirements.
Included Polk County compliant document last validated/updated 1/29/2024

Claim of Lien Guide

Polk County Claim of Lien Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Polk County compliant document last validated/updated 5/21/2024

Completed Example of the Claim of Mechanics Lien Document

Polk County Completed Example of the Claim of Mechanics Lien Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Polk County compliant document last validated/updated 4/24/2024

When using these Claim of Lien forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Polk County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Polk County Clerk

850 Main St, Rm 201, Dallas, Oregon 97338-3179

Hours: 8:00 to 12:00 & 1:00 to 5:00 Mon-Fri / Recording until 4:30

Phone: (503) 623-9217

Local jurisdictions located in Polk County include:

  • Dallas
  • Falls City
  • Grand Ronde
  • Independence
  • Monmouth
  • Rickreall
  • Salem

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?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Polk 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 sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

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

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

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

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Oregon or Polk 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 Polk County Claim of 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.

Mechanic's Lien Claims in Oregon

Oregon's Construction Lien Law is codified at ORS 87.001 to 87.060 and 87.075 to 87.093.

Contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers can often have problems getting paid by property owners or other parties involved in the chain of dealings. Luckily, there is a remedy for these persons known as a construction lien. A construction lien works like a mortgage by creating a security interest in the title to real property as a form of collateral. A contractor or other party holds this interest and in turn can foreclose on it to force payment.

In Oregon, any person performing labor upon, transporting or furnishing any material to be used in, or renting equipment used in the construction of any improvement is entitled to a lien upon the improvement for the labor, transportation or material furnished or equipment rented at the instance of the owner of the improvement or the construction agent of the owner. O.R.S. 87.010(1). To claim a lien, the party providing labor or furnishing materials must first send a preliminary notice to the owner, in the form of a Notice of Right to a Lien, within 8 days of such furnishing. O.R.S. 87.021(1). The purpose of this notice is to make the owner aware that someone will be performing work that entitles the contractor to claim a lien, which in turn protects the owner from a "hidden lien." If the notice is not sent on time, a claimant can still send one out later and claim a lien but, the lien only covers the 8-day period before the pre-lien notice is sent.

Once the pre-lien notice has been sent and work has begun, and the proper party never receives timely payment, a mechanic's lien can be claimed not later than 75 days after the person has ceased to provide labor, rent equipment, or furnish materials or 75 days after completion of construction, whichever is earlier. O.R.S. 87.035(1). The lien must be perfected by filing a claim of lien with the recording officer of the county or counties in which the improvement, or some part thereof, is situated. O.R.S. 87.035(2).

The claim of lien contains the following information: (a) a statement of demand, after deducting all just credits and offsets; (b) the name of the owner, or reputed owner, if known; (c) the name of the person by whom the claimant was employed or to whom the claimant furnished the materials or rented the equipment or by whom contributions are owed; and (d) a description of the property to be charged with the lien sufficient for identification, including the address if known. O.R.S. 87.035(3). The claim of lien must be verified by the oath of the person filing or of some other person having knowledge of the facts, subject to the criminal penalties for false swearing. O.R.S. 87.035(4)

A person filing a claim of lien must mail the owner and the mortgagee a notice in writing that the claim has been filed. O.R.S. 87.039(1). A copy of the claim of lien must be attached to the notice. Id. The notice must be mailed no later than 20 days after the date of filing. Id. By keeping track of dates, staying organized, and keeping a vigilant eye on each account, protects the claimant's right to a construction lien.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Please contact an Oregon attorney with any questions about construction liens.

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