Great question. In Texas, only amounts that relate to the work that’s been performed but not paid for can be included in a filed lien claim. Of course, it’s possible for a court to award costs and fees to a successful claimant if the lien must ultimately be enforced down the line. Further, if settlement talks take place, a claimant can always try and have their customer and/or the property owner pay for the cost of filing the lien, in addition to other amounts owed. But, on the face of the lien, filing costs cannot be included.