Texas Lien Law Notice Deadlines

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Deadline to Give Preliminary Notice

Private:

See full summary for details as there are multiple deadlines

Public:

See full summary for details as there are multiple deadlines

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Deadline to File Claim

Private:

Lien: By the 15th day of the 4th month of last performance

Public:

Bond: By the 15th day of the 3rd month after each month in which labor or materials were furnished

Stop Notice / Contract Funds:
By the 15th day of the 2n month after each month in which labor or materials were furnished

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Deadline to Foreclose

Private:

Lien: Non-residential: Within 2 years of lien filing or 1 year of project completion. Residential: See summary
Bond: Within 1 year after serving the lien. See full summary for important details

Public:

Bond: Less than one year after either filing the notice of claim, or completion of the contract, whichever is earlier
Stop Notice / Contract Funds: Within 6 months after the bond claim is filed

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Common Questions in Texas

Do Suppliers to Suppliers Have Lien Rights?

Possibly on private and public projects. See summary for details

Is this a full price lien state?

Only if notices are timely given. See summary

The above guidelines are for subcontractors and material suppliers only. General contractors and design professionals may have additional deadlines and should access the Full Summary for notice requirements.

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The Lien Deadline Guides and Lien Law Summaries are provided as a courtesy. Levy • von Beck & Associates, P.S. accepts no liability in connection with reliance thereon or any loss sustained by anyone using or relying on the information contained herein. The Guides and Summaries are designed to provide a framework for understanding and dealing notice requirements and consultation with an attorney is advised.