My Account Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

Tennessee Notice to Owner

Most states require contractors and other workers to provide a written notice to a property owner that lets he or she know that a project is about to commence. Sending the notice is necessary to protect any later mechanic's lien rights. In Tennessee, the form of notice is called a "Notice to Owner."

Any contractor who is about to enter into a contract, either written or oral, for improving real property with the owner or owners thereof shall, prior to commencing the improvement of the real property or making of the contract, deliver, by registered mail or otherwise, to the owner or owners of the real property to be improved a written notice. Tenn. Prop. Code 66-11-203.

The purpose of the Notice is to identify who the contractor is and inform the owner that the contractor is about to commence work and will have a right to claim a lien under State law. Id.

The notice identifies the parties, the delivery date, and the intended location and start date for the work or improvement. It must be sent before the work begins or else the person sending the notice may only be able to claim a lien for work arising after the notice is sent (if sent late). This document does not need to be recorded, but the potential claimant should either deliver it by hand or via USPS Registered mail or another delivery service that offers confirmation.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or relied upon as any substitute for speaking with an attorney. Please consult a Tennessee attorney familiar with construction law for any issues regarding mechanic's liens or sending notice to an owner.

Deeds.com Tennessee Notice to Owner Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Wednesday March 24, 2021

4.8 out of 5 (2973 Reviews)

What others like you are saying:


Deborah B. said: EVERYTHING WENT WELL, HAD NO PROBLEMS DOWNLOADING MY FORMS. THE ORDER QUICK AND EASY. THANKS IF I EVER NEED AND OF THESES FORMS AGAIN I WILL BE BACK.

Reply from Staff: Thanks Deborah, we really appreciate your feedback.


Kimberly L. said: Great to have online resources! I will most definitely refer others! Best regards,

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


Denise B. said: I highly recommend Deeds.com to be your go-to search website. I was able to get the information that I needed.

Reply from Staff: We appreciate your business and value your feedback. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!


Wilfrid J. said: It was fast and easy but it's really official

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Amanda S. said: Thank you! My husband and I went in the get notary stamps for a Special Warranty Deed and a Post Nuptial Agreement. The representative was very knowledgeable and thorough with the notary process. She made sure we read and understood all documents that we were signing and they required us to recite in sworn statements that everything there was true and understood! I will be using the notary service again at Bank of America! The representative was very respectful and had a nice smile the entire time to make our visit great!

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Jesse S. said: I am excited for your service. I'm counting on this working-and calling to see if I can e-file with the County of dealing with, and if so, your service will have saved me more years of stress, worrying about how to correct a deed that was titled incorrectly.

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Tennessee Notice to Owner Form