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Erie County Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Form Page 1

Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Form - Erie County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 7/27/2020


Erie County Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Guide Page 1

Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Guide - Erie County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 7/20/2020


Erie County Completed Example of the Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Document - Erie County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 8/4/2020


*The Following Pennsylvania and Erie County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Realty Transfer Tax

Realty Transfer Tax

Complete each section and file in duplicate with Recorder of Deeds when: (1) the full value/consideration is not set forth in the deed, (2) the deed is without consideration or by gift, or (3) a tax exemption is claimed. Note: This is a statewide form, required in every county where applicable.


Transfer Tax

Transfer Tax

This document provides information on transfer tax in Pennsylvania. It also list transfer tax exemptions to determine whether the deed in question is exempt.


Valuation Factors

Valuation Factors

If transfer tax is due, this list will show how much is owed by county. The longer version of the list includes past rates.


Homestead Exemption

Homestead Exemption

For properties considered the primary residence of the taxpayer, a homestead exemption may exist. This Erie County Homestead Exemption can reduce the appraised valuation of a primary residence before calculating the property tax owed, resulting in a lower annual property tax rate for owner-occupied homes.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by Pennsylvania notaries.


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Areas covered by these Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Forms:

  • Erie County

Including:

  • Albion
  • Corry
  • Cranesville
  • East Springfield
  • Edinboro
  • Elgin
  • Erie
  • Fairview
  • Girard
  • Harborcreek
  • Lake City
  • Mc Kean
  • Mill Village
  • North East
  • North Springfield
  • Union City
  • Waterford
  • Wattsburg
  • West Springfield

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What is the Pennsylvania Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment?

In Pennsylvania, a contractor or subcontractor may waive his right to file a claim against residential property by a written instrument signed by him or by any conduct which operates equitably to estop such contractor from filing a claim. 49 P.S. 401(a).

Contractors use lien waivers to forfeit or give up their right to claim a mechanic's lien. Usually, the purpose of a waiver is to alleviate concerns by a property owner or other contractor that a lien will be levied on the property. In return for waiving lien rights, the owner or other party makes a full or partial payment. The type of waiver used depends on the type of payment made.

Use a conditional waiver when payment hasn't been made at the time of the waiver or the payment method takes time to clear (such as a check or bank draft). Unconditional waivers are appropriate when a full or final payment has been made and evidence of the payment can be verified. Within each of these two categories, waivers can be granted for a full payment or a partial (or progress) payment.

In regard to subcontractors, a waiver by a subcontractor of lien rights is against public policy, unlawful and void, unless given in consideration for payment for the work, services, materials or equipment provided and only to the extent that such payment is actually received, or unless the contractor has posted a bond guaranteeing payment for labor and materials provided by subcontractors. 49 P.S. 401(c).

This Unconditional Waiver and Release of Lien on Progess Payment should be used when a partial or progress payment is made for any amount due on a residential job only and in return for the payment, the contractor agrees to waive a lien right towards the partial amount. Because the waiver is unconditional, it should only be used when the partial payment has been made and after verification of such payment.

A valid waiver identifies the parties, the location where the work or improvement took place, relevant dates, and amounts paid. In addition, the form must meet state and local standards for recorded documents. Submit the completed waiver to the recording office for the county where the property is situated.

Mechanic's Liens are governed by Title 49 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

This article is offered for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for speaking with an attorney. Please speak with a Pennsylvania attorney familiar with lien laws for questions regarding lien waivers or any other issues with mechanic's liens.

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