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Florida Notice of Commencement Form

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About Florida Notice of Commencement Form

This free Florida Notice of Commencement form is used in the state of Florida to formally designate the beginning of the project. In Florida, projects that exceed $2,000 require a Notice of Commencement filing by either the project property owner before work commencement on the project and posted on the job site. Once filed, it sets the date liens attach for priority purposes, and can affect the amount recoverable as it provides an owner with a “proper payments defense” limiting claims to the unpaid balance to the GC.

By completing the form on the right you can download a free Florida Notice of Commencement template that can be filled out with a PDF editor or by hand after printing. Use this template to easily create your Notice of Commencement document and start your construction project in the state of Florida.

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Florida Notice of Commencement Guide & FAQs

Florida Notice of Commencement Checklist & Lien Risk Guide for Owners

How to Find the Notice of Commencement for a Florida Construction Project

Statute: Fla. Stat. §713.13

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Florida County Recorders

Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Florida? You'll need to get your Florida mechanics lien filed and recorded with the county recorder in the county where the construction project is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in Florida. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.

Baker County Clerk of Court
339 E Macclenny Ave # 113
Macclenny, FL 32063
(904) 259-8113

Brevard County Clerk
700 S Park Ave B
Titusville, FL 32780
(321) 637-2006

Broward County Board of County Commissioners
115 S. Andrews Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Collier Clerk of Courts
3315 Tamiami Trail East, Ste. 102
Naples, FL 34112
(239) 252-2745

Duval County Clerk of Courts
501 West Adams St, Room 1046
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 255-2000

Franklin County - Clerk of Court
33 Market Street, Suite 203
Apalachicola, FL 32320

Gulf County Clerk of Circuit Court
1000 Cecil G. Costin, Sr. Blvd.
Port St. Joe, FL 32456

Clerk of Court
207 NE 1st Street, Room 106
Jasper, FL 32052
(386) 792-1288

Hendry County Clerk
25 East Hickpochee Ave
LaBelle, FL 33975

Hernando County Clerk of Court
20 N Main St
Brooksville, FL 34601
(352) 754-4201

Hillsborough Clerk of Court and Comptroller
301 N Michigan Ave
Plant City, FL 33563
Phone: 813-276-8100

Indian River
Clerk of Court
2000 16th Ave
Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 770-5185

Clerk of Court
4445 Lafayette St
Marianna, FL 32446

Lake County Clerk of Court
550 W. Main St., North Wing, 3rd Floor
Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 253-2600
Fax: (352) 253-2616

Lee County Clerk
2115 Second St Floor 2, Administration Building
Fort Meyers, FL 33901
(239) 533 5007

Clerk of Court
355 S. Court Street
Bronson, FL 32621
Ph: #352.486.5266

Madison County Clerk of Court
125 SW Range Avenue
Madison, FL 32341
Tel: (850) 973 1500
Fax: (850) 973 2059

Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court attn: recording
1115 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205
(941) 749-1800

Marion County Clerk of Court
110 Northwest First Ave, Attn: Recording
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: 352-671-5630

Miami-Dade County Clerk of Court
22 NW 1st St
Miami, FL 33128
(305) 275-1155

Clerk of Court
530 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL 33040

Orange County Comptroller
109 E. Church St. Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-836-5115

Osceola County Clerk of Court
2 Courthouse Square, #2000
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: (407) 742-3500

Palm Beach
Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller
205 N. Dixie Highway, Room 4.2500
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 355-2991

Pasco County Clerk
14236 Sixth Street
Dade City, FL 33523
(352) 521-4408

Clerk of the Circuit Court
315 Court St
Clearwater, FL 33756
(727) 464-3000

Polk County Clerk of Courts
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: 863-534-4000

Putnam Clerk of Court
518 St Johns Ave
Palatka, FL 32177

Saint Lucie
Clerk of the Circuit Court
201 South Indian River Dr
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
(772) 462-6900

Santa Rosa
Clerk of Court Recording Department
6495 Caroline St Suite A
Milton, FL 32570

Sarasota County Clerk of Court
2000 Main St, Attn: Room 103
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 861-7436

Clerk of Court
1750 E Lk Mary Blvd Attn: Recording
Sanford, FL 32773 Land
(407) 665-4410

Sumter County Clerk
910 N Main Street
Bushnell, FL 33513

Taylor County Clerk of Court
108 North Jefferson St, Suite 102
Perry, FL 32347
(850) 838-3506

Wakulla County Clerk of Court
3056 Crawfordville Hwy
Crawfordville, FL 32327
Phone: 850-926-0905

Clerk of Court
1293 Jackson Avenue
Chipley, FL 32428
(850) 638-6289
Fax: (850) 638-6288

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