Texas Lien Provision Assistance Guide

The Credit Management Association Lien Provision Assistance Guide provides provisions to meet individual state statutes in all fifty states. CMA makes no warranty expressed or implied in respect to the information provided on this site. The information contained is not to be construed as legal advice. For more detailed information, we encourage you to review the statutes regarding lien provisions specific to the state you are providing materials or improving property. For legal information, CMA suggests you consult with an attorney.

PRIVATE

PUBLIC
Obtain Copy of Payment Bond
FEDERAL
Obtain Copy of Payment Bond
Preliminary Notice Commercial, a) Owner: not recommended but required; b) GC: 15th day of 3rd month following each month; c) Subcontractor: 15th day of 2nd month following each month; residential: owner: prior to commencement; GC & subcontractor – 15 day of 2nd month following each month; exercise: fund trapping notice 15th day of the second month following each month Recommended but not required
Bond Claim Recorded bond claims – Same as lien 15th day of the third month following each month 90 days from last furnishing
Lien Commercial: a) owner – 5 days from lien filing; b) GC – 15th day of 4th month following each month; c) subcontrator/suppliers – 15th day of 4th month following last month; residential: a) owner – 5 days from lien filing; b) GC – 15th day of 3rd month following each month; c) subcontrator/suppliers – 15th day of 3rd month following last month N/A N/A
Release Upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction
Suit Commercial: the later of 1 year from completion or 2 years from last date a lien could be filed; residential: the later of 1 year from completion or 1 year from last date lien could be filed 1 year 1 year

 

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