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We file liens for you.

We provide first-rate lien filing services at reasonable rates to all Georgia Counties.

To get started, just complete our lien request form, including information on the last date worked, party contracted with, general contractor, address of the property and the county. Then fax the form to us.

We take care of the rest.

Throughout the process, we’ll keep you informed of every step along the way – from acknowledging the receipt of your order to confirming the filing of your lien. We’ll let you know which parties were notified and when your lien is released or cancelled.

We deliver a weekly status report on all liens, including contractor liened, jobsite liened, client-filing lien and satisfied liens. This report helps our active clients make better decisions on:

  • Which contractors to avoid
  • When other liens are filed
  • Whether to extend credit
  • Which parties get paid
Rates

When you work with us, you’ll get the same reasonable
rates for first-rate service time after time. Our rates are
based on several factors, including the availability of
complete and accurate information, driving distance
and volume. There are never any hidden charges,
because our rates include preparation,
copying, mileage, postage and certified mail expenses.
 

Lien Rates- Residential

Zone 1 — $118

Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas,
Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Paulding
counties
 

Zone 2 — $167.00

Barrow, Carroll, Coweta, Dawson, Floyd, Gordon, Hall, Newton,
Pickens, Rockdale and Walton counties
 

Zone 3 — $193.00

Butts, Gilmer, Haralson, Jackson, Lamar, Lumpkin, Morgan,
Pike, Spalding and White counties
 

Zone 4 — $228.00

Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Houston, Lowndes, Muscogee, Oconee,
Polk, Richmond, Towns, Upson, Whitfield counties
 

Additional lien rates:

The first lien is billed according
to zone, then each additional lien in the same county
is billed as follows:

2 to 4 Liens ........................$93
5 to 9 Liens ........................$88
10 to 14 liens
......................$78
15 to 19 Liens ......................$73
20 or more Liens ....................$68

*Note: Above rates do not include court filing fees.
 

Commercial Properties

Commercial properties are billed at the zone fee plus
$25. These properties require more labor and research
than residential properties.

Other Services

Notice of Commencement............ Same as a lien
Title Report .................................. Same as lien
Preliminary Lien .......................... Same as lien
Preliminary Lien & Lien ............... Lien fee+ $35.00
Lien Release ............................... $55.00
Extra Certified Mailers ................. $11.00 each
Amend Lien .................................. $55.00
Two-day rush ............................... $40.00
Next-day rush............................... $60.00
Wrong county fee ........................ $50.00
Incorrect address ......................... $40.00
Drive-by jobsite ........................... $40.00
Additional research(hourly) ......... $40.00

Automated Email and Fax Notifications

You will receive a fax notification of all orders
placed to include:
1. Acknowledgement that we received your
order.
2. Confirmation that your order was filed
& who was sent notices.
3. Confirmation that a lien release or
cancellation was filed. Faxes are sent
each business day by 5:00 PM.

Automated Fax Notification Service

You will receive a fax notification of all orders placed to include:
1. Acknowledgement that we received your order.
2. Confirmation that your order was filed & who was sent notices.
3. Confirmation that a lien release or cancellation was filed.
4. Faxes are sent each business day by 5:00 PM
 

Included in basic service or standard fee for liens

Researching and verifying information to determine county & owner
Preparation of document for filing
Limited title research and photocopying expense
Labor, Mileage and travel expense
Certified Mail notice to property owner
First class notice to contractor, if different than property owner
Notices are sent to the addresses that you supply for the contractor
“Lien Filers Fax” notification on all activity on your orders
 

What is not included in the service

Our prices are based on having accurate information. We simply cannot provide free research or consulting when we are not supplied the correct information to handle your request. Listed below are the most common problems that arise, that are billable. They are listed here to help you prevent incurring additional charges because this is not a pleasant situation for you or us.

  • Wrong County
  • Bad address, poor address or insufficient address
  • Not having a correct lot # or subdivision name
  • Drive by jobsite to determine location
  • Figuring out the proper party that you contracted with
  • Working from a rough map to figure out the jobsite
  • Re-sending notices when a bad address was supplied by you
  • Waiting until the last minute to request a lien on a commercial job
  • Any other factors that can contribute to this being a wild goose chase
  • Court Filing Fees for the lien


 

Filing procedures

Liens are filed in the respective county that the property is located within. The original recorded lien is returned to Lien Filers after recordation. The time that it takes for the Superior Court to return the original document varies greatly by County. Each lien includes a clause for applicable interest (7% under state law) from the date of filing.
 

Safekeeping of Liens

Lien Filers will receive the liens from the Courthouse and safekeep the lien for you until such time that you request a release of lien by Fax. Clients have the option to have all of their liens returned to them from the courthouse. We request that you make this election prior to filing the lien. This option needs to be done for all liens, not on a case by case basis due to the confusion this may cause.
 

Release of Lien

Requesting a cancellation of lien can be done by Fax. The order form has a section at the bottom that can be signed to cancel. Simply, sign the bottom and fax the original request back to us. In some cases, we may not have the original lien back from the Courthouse. In these cases, we will flag the lien that it does need to be canceled and release it when the original arrives. The original lien must be marked as canceled so that the courthouse can cross-reference the original document to indicate that it too has been satisfied.
 

Billing

We will send you a copy of the lien with the invoice for your records. This is not the original lien, but simply a copy for you to keep. At this point the lien has been filed and the copies have been mailed to the appropriate parties.

 
 

Lien Filers, Etc.
of Heath W. Williams, LLC.

Contact us today at 770.926.2790 or info@lienfilers.com

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