My Account Deeds.com Real Estate Deeds

Texas Demand for Payment

The Demand for Payment form is used by unpaid individual claimants to demand payment of their claim on an owner who is authorized to withhold funds under 53.083(a) of the Texas Property Code. The demand form also provides notice to the owner that all or part of the claim has accrued under Texas Code 53.053 or is past due under the agreement between the parties.

The claimant must also send a copy of the demand to the original contractor. If the original contractor intends to dispute the claim, he must give the owner written notice no later than the 30th day after the day he receives the copy of the demand. Failure to respond in a timely fashion implies approval of the demand and the owner must then pay the claim.

The Demand for Payment identifies the parties, the project, and relevant dates, services/materials, and fees. It is a required step in securing an eventual mechanic's lien on the owner's property if the claim remains unpaid after demand is sent.

The form does not require a notary seal or other verification, nor is it filed in the local land records. Instead, deliver the demand for payment via certified or registered mail, with a return receipt requested.

Each case is unique, and the mechanic's lien law in Texas can be complicated. Contact an attorney for complex situations, with specific questions about sending a demand for payment, or any other issue related to mechanic's liens.

Deeds.com Texas Demand for Payment Forms Have Been Updated as Recently as Monday March 18, 2019

4.7 out of 5 (381 Reviews)

What others like you are saying:


Carol D. said: No review provided.

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Robert D. said: These forms made it so easy to update the property deed and the instructions and sample filled out form were most helpful. You might want to add some brief information on when or why to use the Acknowledgment in Individual Capacity notary form. In my case the notary was required to use it but also filled in the brief notarize section on the Affidavit as well. She said the one on the Affidavit had some value because it showed she had witnessed the my signature. But this was only after I suggested both be filled in as she initially thought to just strike through it and just use the Acknowledgment in Individual Capacity form.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Stephen D. said: The service was very helpful and fast saving me time. I am sure I will use it again. Thank you

Reply from Staff: Thanks Stephen! Have a fantastic day.


Roger M. said: Great package it was nice to be able to get everything required for recording this deed in one place.

Reply from Staff: Thanks Roger, we appreciate your feedback.


Sherry F. said: Good product and service.

Reply from Staff: Thank you!


Deb D. said: Excellent website - easy to use, and found exactly the form I needed right away. Highly recommend.

Reply from Staff: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Have a great day!


Select County where the property is located.

Texas Demand for Payment Form