Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Coryell County

Where is the Coryell County Recorder's Office that files mechanics liens?

You can file your mechanics liens in person at the Coryell County Clerk’s Office located at:

Coryell County Courthouse
First Floor
620 East Main Street
P.O. Box 237
Gatesville, Texas 76528

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

This office observes County Approved Holidays and is closed for lunch from
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

What is Coryell County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

All documents must comply with the Coryell County Clerk’s recording requirements. They are as follows:

— You must leave two inches at the bottom of the docuemnt for file stamp information or include $4.00 to record another page.

— You must supply a self-addressed, stamped envelope large enough for the document to be returned.

— All signatures must be original and properly authenticated. (LGC 191.001)

— All signatures require the name printed below the signature or filing fees double for the page where the signature does not have a printed name. (LGC 191.007)

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

The Coryell County Clerk’s Office requires two inches at the bottom of the document for file stamp information or include $4.00 to record another page.

How can I make payment to the Coryell County Recorder?

You can make payment to the Coryell County Recorder when submitting your lien to the office. The Coryell County Recorder accepts cash, check, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

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

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

Copy Fees

Copies: $1.00 per page
Certified Copies: $1.00 per page and $5.00 for the Certification.

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Coryell County Clerk’s office located at:

Coryell County Courthouse
First Floor
620 East Main Street
P.O. Box 237
Gatesville, Texas 76528

Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

This office observes County Approved Holidays and is closed for lunch from
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Official Public Records that have been digitized are also available on the internet with iDocket.com and may be searched and viewed by the restrictions set forth by that company.

Copies $1.00 per page Certified Copies $1.00 per page and $5.00 for the Certification.

If you need further assistance, you can contact the County Clerk’s office at 254-865-5911 extension 2278 or at county_clerk@coryellcounty.org.

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

Determining if you have the right to file a lien in Coryell County, Texas can be complicated. Texas has one of the most complex lien laws in the U.S. and filing a lien in Coryell 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 Coryell County,Texas?

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

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