A mechanics lien is a legal claim filed by contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers against a property to secure payment for work performed or materials provided. It serves as a legal tool to protect the rights of those involved in construction or improvement projects when they are not paid for their services. The mechanics lien places a hold on the property’s title, making it difficult for the property owner to sell or refinance the property until the outstanding payment is resolved.


Your first step in protecting your lien rights is typically to serve notice of your right to file a mechanic’s lien, often referred to as the “Preliminary Notice”. It must be served on the owner and the general contractor. Unless you are working directly for the general contractor. If the owner obtained a loan to fund the project, you must also serve the notice to the construction lender. The Preliminary Notice timing shown is not always mandatory, but will afford maximum protection for liens.

This notice may be served when you begin supplying materials to the project. If you miss the statutory date, you may in some states still serve the notice to capture remaining funds, as state law typically but not always provides. Notice (Statutory Form) to owner, contractor, construction lender & person with whom the claimant has contracted within a date certain from the time you began work, or in some times before you start and in others when you completed work.

The notice may either be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, or personally served on each of the parties. If you file a lien, you need to provide proof of this service by affidavit and proof of mail delivery. The notice typically includes a description of the work or goods you will provide, the estimated total price of the work or goods you will provide, and the statutorily required statement.


Preparing mechanics lien claims requires careful attention to detail and a thorough understanding of the legal requirements. Here is an overview of the process to prepare mechanics lien claims:

  1. Document Collection: Our team will work closely with you to gather all the necessary documentation, including contracts, invoices, change orders, and any relevant correspondence. We will ensure that we have a comprehensive understanding of your project and the work performed.
  2. Verification of Lien Eligibility: We will review the project details to confirm that you meet the criteria for filing a mechanics lien. This includes checking deadlines, project type, proper licensing, and compliance with notice requirements.
  3. Calculation of Lien Amount: LienGuard will meticulously calculate the amount owed to you, including the cost of labor, materials, equipment, and any additional charges. We will ensure that the claim accurately reflects the total outstanding balance.
  4. Compliance with Legal Requirements: Our team will navigate the specific legal requirements for mechanics liens in your jurisdiction. We will prepare all necessary forms, affidavits, and supporting documentation in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.
  5. Lien Claim Package: LienGuard will compile a comprehensive claim package, including the mechanics lien document, supporting evidence, and any required notices. We will ensure that the claim package is organized, clear, and meets all formatting and submission requirements.
  6. Timely Submission: We understand the importance of meeting deadlines. LienGuard will submit your mechanics lien claim within the specified timeframe to protect your rights and secure your payment.

Throughout the entire process, LienGuard’s experienced professionals will provide guidance and support, answering any questions you may have and addressing any challenges that arise. Our goal is to ensure that your mechanics lien claim is prepared accurately, compliantly, and effectively, maximizing your chances of success. Contact LienGuard today to discuss your specific project and let us handle the meticulous preparation of your mechanics lien claim.


According to the mechanics lien law, after your notices are served timely, the lien must be filed in the county recorder’s office in the county where the property is located. The lien may either be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, or personally served on each of the parties. If you file a lien, you may in several states need to provide proof of this service by affidavit and proof of mail delivery.

Filing a mechanics lien can be complex and time-consuming, but with our comprehensive services, it becomes a streamlined and hassle-free experience. Our team of skilled professionals understands the intricacies involved in filing a mechanics lien and will provide you with step-by-step assistance. We’ll help you gather the necessary documentation, navigate the legal requirements, and ensure accurate and timely filing. With LienGuard by your side, you can confidently protect your rights and secure the payment you deserve. Don’t let the complexities of filing a mechanics lien hold you back. Trust LienGuard to be your trusted partner in this crucial endeavor. Contact LienGuard today and take the first step towards safeguarding your interests.


Serving a mechanics lien correctly is crucial to ensure its validity and effectiveness. We’ll guide you through the entire process, from identifying the appropriate parties to serving the lien documents in accordance with the legal requirements. Whether it’s sending the notice via certified mail, hand delivery, or through a trusted process server, we’ll ensure that the service is done accurately and efficiently. With LienGuard by your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your mechanics lien is being served in a timely and legally compliant manner. Don’t leave this critical step to chance—trust LienGuard to handle the complexities of serving your mechanics lien. Contact us today to get started and protect your rights effectively.


Determining the exact cost of filing a mechanics lien can vary depending on several factors. At LienGuard, we offer competitive pricing tailored to the unique requirements of each case. Our team understands the importance of transparency and affordability when it comes to filing a mechanics lien. To provide you with an accurate cost estimate, we take into account factors such as project size, complexity, jurisdictional requirements, and any additional services you may require. We believe in fair pricing and delivering exceptional value for our clients. Rest assured, LienGuard strives to offer cost-effective solutions without compromising on the quality and effectiveness of our services. Contact LienGuard today for a personalized quote and let us assist you in protecting your rights through a well-prepared and properly filed mechanics lien claim.