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Who needs a Mechanic’s Lien Form?

This form is to be used by a subcontractor on a construction project (operating in the State of California) that claims a lien for labor, service, equipment, or material under Section 8000 et. seq. Of the Civil Code of the State of California, upon the premises described in the text of the form.

What is a California Mechanic’s Lien Form for?

The lien can be claimed for the specific labor, services, equipment or materials furnished by the subcontractor acting as the claimant to this lien. The lien can be claimed in cases in which the subcontractor is owed specific amount of money for work of improvement, after deducting all appropriate credits and offsets, plus interest at the legal rate from the date of this lien.

After the filing of the lien, the property becomes subject to a court-ordered foreclosure sale until the contractor receives the remuneration specified in the contractor’s agreement.

The owner of the property that was improved will receive notice of the mechanic's lien after the form has been filed.

Is the Mechanic’s Lien Form accompanied by other forms?

Dated and signed by the contractor, the Proof of Service Affidavit should be attached to the original document in order to certify that a copy of the original Mechanic’s Lien and notice was served to  the property’s owner.

How do I fill out a Mechanic’s Lien template form?

The following information must be provided in order to complete the blank mechanics lien form:

  • Claimant’s personal information;

  • Address of the construction object;

  • Information on the claimant's employer or the company that provided the work to the contractor.

  • The amount of money still owed.

The Proof of Service Affidavit section and the Alternate Affidavit section are to be completed as well.

Where do I send the Mechanic’s Lien Form PDF?

Once completed and signed, this form should be directed to the County Recorder’s Office of the county in which the project is situated. A copy of the Lien must be served to the property’s owner.

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Mechanics lien is a legal device designed to help those involved in a construction project recover money owed to them for the work equipment and material used on that project what this means to you is if you have supplied a thousand dollars worth of materials to a homeowner who's remodeling their home and that homeowners failed to pay you for those materials you have a lien on that homeowners property and the home itself however to enforce that lien you must take certain steps which may include a pre lien notice and recording a notice of lien with the County Recorder's office each of these steps will be discussed at greater length in future videos