Protect your lien rights with these Lien Forms for California contractors, subtrades and suppliers.
Prepare your lien claims, notices, releases and waivers easily with these fill-in-the-blank templates.
These reusable templates are more affordable than buying preprinted forms. Download them once, use them over and over.
All forms updated to comply with the 2012 amendments to California's lien laws.
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Assign your lien to another party with this California Assignment of Lien on Real Property form.
The current lienholder (the assignor) assigns all rights and interest in a previously registered lien against an owner's property to a third party (the assignee).
The assignee has full authority to collect the amount still owing to the lienholder by the property owner.
This is a reusable lien form. Buy it, download it, use it as often as you need to.
File a lien claim for unpaid contractor or subcontractor invoices with this California Claim of Mechanics Lien form, under CA Civil Code Section 8400, which includes:
Notice of Mechanic's Lien.
Verification to be signed by the claimant or authorized agent or signing officer of the claimant.
Proof of Service Affidavit to record the details of service on the owner / reputed owner,
Alternate Proof of Service Affidavit for service on the construction l.....
If you've received final payment on a construction project, issue a Conditional Waiver and Release of Lien with this downloadable template form.
The contractor release lien rights and claims for payment with respect to the improvements to the property, but the release is conditioned upon the final payment clearing the bank.
The release form is in accordance with California Civil Code Section 8136 (updated for 2012).
The release does not affect any disputed a.....
CA contractors, release your lien rights up to the date of a payment with this California Conditional Waiver and Release of Lien Upon Progress Payment.
The contractor releases any lien rights or claims for payment for labor, materials or equipment supplied for improvements to a property only up to the through date,
on the condition that the progress payment from the Customer clears the bank. The release form conforms to the requirements of California Civil Code.....
Start the ball rolling on your lien claim with this California Design Professional's Notice of Lien.
The Notice of Lien sets out all the particulars of the lien claim.
The form includes a
verification statement as required by law. It also includes a
Proof of Service Affidavit, to record how the Notice was served. This is a reusable lien form. Buy it, download it, and it's yours to use as often as you require.
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Extend the time period for starting legal action on your mechanics lien with this California Extension of Time to Enforce Mechanics Lien and Notice of Credit.
The extension of time must be agreed to by all the parties (property owner, contractor, subcontractor).
The lien is continued for an additional 90 days, and a specified number of days credit is granted.
The parties waive their rights to object to any action brought to foreclose the lien.
CA contractors can get all their Lien Waiver and Release forms in one package with this downloadable set of forms which contains:
California Conditional Waiver and Release of Lien (Progress Payment),
California Unconditional Waiver and Release of Lien (Progress Payment),
California Conditional Waiver and Release of Lien (Final Payment), and
California Unconditional Waiver and Release of Lien (Final Payment).
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In California you must file and serve a Notice of Completion when construction is completed on your property. THIS FORM IS UPDATED FOR 2012.
The Notice of Completion complies with CA Civil Code Sections 8180-8190, 8100-8118, and 9200-9208.
All interested parties are notified that improvements to the owner's property have been completed as of a specified date.
The form includes the required
Verification. The form also includes a Proof of S.....
CA property owners, notify your contractor and any additional lien claimants that you have recorded a Notice of Completion or Notice of Cessation with this Notice of Recording.
The Notice is in accordance with CA Civil Code Section 8190 and reflects the 2012 amendments to the Civil Code.
It must be served on the direct (general) contractor and any lien claimants who have already served you with a Preliminary Notice.
The form includes a Proof of Service De.....
Make a claim for payment for improvements to a public project with this California Payment Bond Claim Notice (Public Works), under Civil Code Sec. 8600 et seq.
This Notice must be served on the bond principal and surety, to notify them that the contractor is making a claim against the bond for outstanding amounts due for labor, services or materials.
The digital template also includes a Release of Payment Bond Claim Notice (Public Works), to be given .....