Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Wilson County

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

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

1420 3rd Street Ste. 101
Floresville, TX 78114

Phone: 830-393-7308
Fax: 830-393-7334
E-mail: eva.martinez@wilsoncountytx.gov

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Closed 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for lunch.
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Closed 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for lunch.

What is Wilson County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

Generally, filing a lien in Texas is one of the more difficult states. Texas has a variety of required documents being exchanged and very strict deadlines for a valid lien claim.

The Wilson County, Texas requirements for recording a mechanics lien are:

1. Verify you have the right to file a valid lien. This includes having sent a monthly notice for each month labor or materials were furnished on a project. A monthly notice must be sent the second and third month for every month work is performed. This can be confusing but basically this means if you furnished labor this month, your deadline to send a two month and third month notice are two and three months from now, respectively. It’s important to keep in mind that if you perform work on the same construction job in Texas for two consecutive months you will need to have sent a total of 4 notices to retain lien rights. So if work was performed in January, your deadline would be March and April for a 2 and 3 month notice. Keep in mind it’s a little more complex if the labor or materials furnished were for a Homestead project.

2. Draft your Texas affidavit of lien form (mechanics lien claim) for your specific role on the job. The forms are different for general contractors vs. subcontractors so make sure you use the correct form. Not doing so could invalidate your lien claim! Make sure all required fields are completed and call the county recorder if you have questions about specific required fields. Again, submitting a mechanics lien claim in Texas not completed correctly could lead to an invalid claim returned to you, potentially leading to a missed lien deadline. Be sure to include other relevant attachments as well.

3. File your lien claim with the County Recorder’s office where work was performed.

4. Send a copy of your lien claim to the Property Owner and General Contractor (if you were a second-tier contractor or supplier). This is important as sending a copy of the lien may expedite payment as the Property Owner or General Contractor may not learn a lien was filed on the property if not contacted.

To learn more about filing your lien claim and other requirements, learn more from our How to File a Texas Mechanics Lien Step by Step Guide.

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

The last page of each document MUST have at least a 4″ margin all the way across the bottom of the page for stamping, otherwise there will be an additional $4.00 charge for the extra page to stamp. Also, each document must have the return address printed on the document itself.

How can I make payment to the Wilson County Recorder?

Note that the Wilson County Clerk’s office does not accept credit or debit card payments.

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

The Wilson County’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 index in excess of 5

Lien Fees

Federal Tax Lien/ Release: $10.00 flat
State Tax Lien/ Release: $5.00 flat

Copy Fees

Copies: $1.00 per page
Certification of Copies: $5.00

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

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

1420 3rd Street Ste. 101
Floresville, TX 78114

Phone: 830-393-7308
Fax: 830-393-7334
E-mail: eva.martinez@wilsoncountytx.gov

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Closed 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for lunch.
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM; Closed 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for lunch.

Copy Fees are as follows:

Copies: $1.00 per page
Certification of Copies: $5.00

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

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

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

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