Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Brazoria County

Successfully recording your mechanics lien with the Brazoria County Clerk can be quite the feat!

Brazoria is one of the biggest counties in the United States, and their recording offices are extremely busy. You have to include all the necessary information and get everything right. Here is some practical guidance on how to get your lien filed in Brazoria. You may also want to consult our step-by-step guide to Filing A Texas Mechanics Lien.

Where is the Brazoria County Clerk's Office that files mechanics liens?

The Brazoria County Clerk has three locations where you can go to file your mechanics liens.

Real Property Records Office
1524 E. Mulberry
(old Wal-Mart building on E. Hwy 35)
Angleton, Texas 77515

cclerkpublic@brazoria-county.com

OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

Manvel Substation
7313 Corporate Dr.
Manvel, Texas 77578

281-756-2426
281-692-1372 – Fax

OFFICE HOURS: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Closed For Lunch: 11:30AM – 12:30PM
**Manvel will stop accepting customers requesting same day service at 4:45 p.m.

Pearland Substation
2436 S. Grand, Ste 106
Pearland, TX 77581

281-412-3399
281-412-4499
281-412-6644 – Fax

What is Brazoria County's Recording Backlog?

The Brazoria County Clerk does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should my mechanics lien be filed in Brazoria County, or some other county?

If the project is located in Brazoria county, then yes, you will want to record your lien with the Brazoria County, Texas Clerk’s office.

What are Brazoria County's requirements for recording a mechanics lien?

The Brazoria County Clerk’s recording requirements are as follows:

1. An instrument must be signed by all parties required according to the instument that is being recorded. Signatures must be original. All parties required to sign must do so before a notary. The notary seal must be clear and dark enough for recording.

2. Instruments must be in the English language in order to be recorded or must be accompanied by a certified translation.

3. Submit documents on white paper that is no larger than 8.5×14 inches and no smaller than 8.5×11 inches. Paper needs to be of a sufficient weight and substance so that printing, typing, or handwriting will not bleed through.

4. Use a font size of at least 8 point. Printing or typing be clearly legible.

5. The File Number goes on the first page in the upper right hand corner. Provide a three (3”) inch margin at the top of the page, unless directed otherwise by the County Clerk.

6. Provide a heading at the top of the first page that identifies the type of document.

7. Corresponding names should be printed or typed beneath all signatures.

8. Ink used should be black or blue.

9. The mailing address of each grantee named in the instrument must appear on the instrument, or and added fee of $25.00 will be charged in addition to regular recording fees

10. An instrument transferring an interest in real property to or from an individual must include the following notice that appears at the top of the first page in 12 point boldfaced type or 12 point uppercased letters: NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY RIGHTS: IF YOU ARE A NATURAL PERSON, YOU MAY REMOVE OR STRIKE ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FROM ANY INSTRUMENT THAT TRANSFERS AN INTEREST IN REAL PROPERTY BEFORE IT IS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS: YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE NUMBER.

11. Property should be in Brazoria County. A legal description of the property showing it is in Brazoria County or volume and page or Clerk’s File Number referencing a previous recording that describes the property.

12. Legal questions regarding content should be directed to an attorney.

What are the margin & page size requirements to file a lien in Brazoria County?

Submit documents on white paper that is no larger than 8.5×14 inches and no smaller than 8.5×11 inches. Paper needs to be of a sufficient weight and substance so that printing, typing, or handwriting will not bleed through.

Use a font size of at least 8 point. Printing or typing be clearly legible.

Provide a three (3”) inch margin at the top of the page, unless directed otherwise by the County Clerk.

Provide a heading at the top of the first page that identifies the type of document.

Corresponding names should be printed or typed beneath all signatures.
Ink used should be black or blue.

How can I make payment to the Brazoria County Clerk?

The Brazoria County Clerk acceps Discover, Mastercard and Visa credit cards.

Note that a service fee of 2.95% with a $2.00 minimum per transaction will be applied to the total charge. All service fees charged on debit/credit transactions are retained by the payment processing company and will show as “AMS Service Fee” on your cardholder statement.

All service fees are non-refundable.

What are the filing fees to record a mechanics lien in Brazoria County?

The Brazoria County Clerk’s recording fee is $26.00 for the first page and $4.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Indexing fee: $1.00 for each additional name in excess of five (5) names

Lien Fees

Federal Tax Lien and Release of Lien: $31.00

Copy Fees

Non certified copy: $1.00
Certification Fee: $5.00 for whole document (plus additional $1.00 per page)

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from Brazoria County Clerk's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person or by e-mail.

You can come to the East Annex at 1524 East Mulberry, Angleton, TX 77515 to use public computers provided for your convenience.

You can also search Brazoria County Official Public Records online at
https://brazoriacountytx-web.tylerhost.net/web/user/disclaimer/

If you need certified copies of property records, once you search the County Clerk’s records take note of the document number and the amount of pages (Costs are $1.00 per page and $5.00 for certification). You will then log on to: https://certifiedpayments.net/ (bureau code: 3433402 is for property records, birth, death, and marriage searches ONLY) and follow the prompts to make payment.

EMAIL your request which will include the document number and payment confirmation number from certified payments to:

cclerkpublic@brazoria-county.com

Do I have the right to file a mechanics lien in Brazoria, Texas?

Determining if you have the right to file a lien in Brazoria County, Texas can be complicated. Texas has one of the most complex lien laws in the U.S. and filing a lien in Brazoria is no different. Generally, construction contractors who

1) furnish labor or materials
2) send all required documents before filing a lien, such as monthly notices
3) if a homestead, have a proper written contract
4) and meet any state deadlines and fees for your lien claim.

You can learn more about Mechanics Liens in Texas and more specific requirements for filing a lien overall in our step by step guide.

Do I have to send a monthly notice to file a lien in Brazoria County, Texas?

Yes, you will need to have sent a Texas Preliminary Notice (monthly notices) to be able to file a lien in Brazoria County, TX. Not sending the correct Texas Monthly Notice may result in an invalid lien claim at the time of filing with the Brazoria County Clerk / Assessor.

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