Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Walker County

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

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

1100 University Ave, Suite 201
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 436-4922

Hours: Customer Service Hours
Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00PM
Closed for Lunch 12 Noon to 1:00 PM

What is Walker County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

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

1. A page is defined as one side of a sheet of paper, no more than 8 ½ inches wide and 14 inches long.
2. A clearly identifying heading shall be placed at the top of the first page to identify the type or kind of
legal paper.
3. Printing, typing, and handwriting shall be clearly legible and at least 8 point type.
4. Names shall be legibly typed or printed immediately under each signature.
5. All types of reproductions shall have black print, type or handwriting on a white background, known as
positive prints.
6. An address for every Grantee /Grantor in a document where required and a “Return to” address on each document.
7. MUST HAVE A SIGNATURE AND PROPER ACKNOWLEDGMENT: (Property Code Sec. 12.013)

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

Each page must be no more than 8 ½ inches wide and 14 inches long.

How can I make payment to the Walker County Recorder?

The Walker County Clerk’s accepted forms of payment include: cash (in person, not through mail), check, credit card (MasterCard, Visa and Amex).

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

The walker 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 in excess of five (5)

Lien Fees

Federal Tax Lien or Release: $21.00 for the first page and $4.00 for each additional page
State Tax Lien or Release: $16.00 for the first page and $4.00 for each additional page
Hospital Lien or Release: $26.00 for the first page and $4.00 for each additional page

Copy Fees

Regular Copy: $1.00
Clerk’s Certification: $5.00

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

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

1100 University Ave, Suite 201
Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 436-4922

Hours: Customer Service Hours
Monday – Thursday
8:00 AM to 4:30PM
Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00PM
Closed for Lunch 12 Noon to 1:00 PM

Copy fees are as follows:

Regular Copy: $1.00
Clerk’s Certification: $5.00

You can also search Walker County’s Official Public Records and purchase images of documents online at: https://walkertx.search.kofile.com/48471/Home/Index/1

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

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

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

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