Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Palo Pinto County

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

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

520 Oak Street
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
Phone: 940-659-1277
Fax: 844-769-4976

Office Hours 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday, office does not close for lunch)

Office will be closed on the following Holidays.

You can also mail your documents to the following address:

P.O. Box 219
Palo Pinto, TX 76484

What is Palo Pinto County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

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

The Orange County Clerk accepts original documents only.

Texas Property Code 11.003, effective Jan. 1, 1982: Requires that each grantee’s mailing address be in or attached to any document conveying real property executed after December 31, 1981. If address of each grantee is not included, the payment of a penalty filing fee equal to the greater of (1) twice the statutory filing fee for the filing of such document with the County Clerk or (2) $25.00 will be required. This fee is in addition to regular filing fees. LGC 191.007(c)(h): Provides double the filing fee for that page if there is not a clearly identifying heading, similar to the headings on most printed forms,must be placed at the top of the first page to identify the type or kind of legal paper. LGC 191.007(e)(h): Provides double the filing fee for that page if names are not legibly typed or printed immediately under each signature. LGC 191.007 (3): Printed in type no smaller than 8 point type. Property Code 12.001(b) & 12.011: Must have live signature and proper acknowledgement

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

The margin requirements for filing a lien in Palo Pinto County are 2 inch margins at the top of the first page with .5 margins on all other sides. All other pages must have .5 inch margins on all sides. Your lien claim should be filed on Letter size 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Not following these margin and paper size requirements may invalidate your lien claim.

How can I make payment to the Palo Pinto County Recorder?

The Palo Pinto County Clerk accepts cash, check or money order.
Make all checks/money orders/cashier’s checks payable to: Palo Pinto County Clerk

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

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

Additional Recording Fees

Indexing Fee: $0.25 for each additional name to be indexed in
excess of five (5)

Lien Fees

Federal Tax Lien/Release of Lien: $31.00
State Tax Lien/Release of Lien: $16.00

Copy Fees

Copies: $1.00 per page
Certified Copies: $1.00 per page plus $5.00 for certification per document
Authenticated Copies: $10.00

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Palo Pinto County Clerk’s Office located at:

520 Oak Street
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
Phone: 940-659-1277
Fax: 844-769-4976

Office Hours 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Monday – Friday, office does not close for lunch)

You can also search property records from January 1986 to current online by going to www.co.palo-pinto.tx.us or www.countygovernmentrecords.com

There is no cost to become registered user and search the index. Images may be purchased in one of two ways:

1. Images may be purchased for $1.00 per page.
2. A monthly subscription may be purchased for $250.00 per month, which allows unlimited access to document images.

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

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

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

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