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Subcontractor Memorandum for Mechanics Lien
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Virginia Beach City Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Form Page 1

Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Form - Virginia Beach City

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 4/8/2022

Virginia Beach City Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Guide Page 1

Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Guide - Virginia Beach City

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 4/27/2022

Virginia Beach City Completed Example of the Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Document - Virginia Beach City

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 12/23/2021

Included Supplemental Documents

The Following Virginia and Virginia Beach City supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Certificate of Transfer Form (Virginia Document)


Virginia Land Record Cover Sheet - Information (Virginia Document)


VA Circuit Court Deed Fee Schedule (Virginia Document)


Certificate of Acknowledgment (Virginia Document)


Jurat (Virginia Document)


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Areas covered by these Subcontractor Memorandum for Mechanics Lien Forms:

  • Virginia Beach City

Including:

  • Virginia Beach

What is the Virginia Subcontractor Memorandum for Mechanics Lien?

Virginia Mechanic's Lien by a Subcontractor

In Virginia, a lien claimant may make a claim for a mechanic's lien by completing and recording a "Memorandum for Mechanic's Lien" document. There are separate versions of the Memorandum depending on whether the claimant is a contractor, subcontractor, or sub-subcontractor.

In general, a mechanic's lien claim is made when a property owner or other person in the chain has not paid the contractor or others owed payment. The lien works as a security device by placing an encumbrance on the property, which in turn prompts the property's owner to pay in order to remove the lien. Liens can also be sought against payment funds, for example, by preventing a contractor from being paid by the owner until the subcontractors are paid.

A general contractor must file a memorandum of lien at any time after the work is commenced or material furnished, but not later than 90 days from the last day of the month in which he last performs labor or furnishes material, and a maximum of 90 days from the time the work ends. Va. Code 43-4. The memorandum is then filed in the clerk's office in the county or city in which the property is located. Id.

The memorandum must show: (1) the name of the owner of the property, (2) the claimant of the lien, (3) the amount and consideration of the claim, (4) the time or times when the claim is or will be due and payable, (5) a verification by the oath of the claimant, or his agent, including a statement declaring his intention to claim the benefit of the lien, and (6) a brief description of the property. Id. It must also contain the claimant's license or certificate number issued by the Board for Contractors, if any, and the date such license or certificate was issued as well as the date such license or certificate expires. Id.

A subcontractor follows the same process as for a lien by a general contractor, plus additional entries for the general contractor's and property owner's names. In addition, the subcontractor must also give notice in writing to the owner of the property or his agent of the amount and character of his claim. Va. Code 43-7. The subcontractor's lien may not exceed the amount owed to the general contractor at the time the notice is given. Id.

In conclusion, a mechanic's lien is a powerful tool when used properly. By keeping track of key dates and parties in each construction job, contractors can protect their rights.

This article is provided for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Please contact an attorney with any questions about filing a Virginia Memorandum for a Mechanic's Lien.

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