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The Florida Statutes

The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XL
REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
Chapter 713
LIENS, GENERALLY
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Section 713.08, Florida Statutes 2003

713.08  Claim of lien.--

(1)  For the purpose of perfecting her or his lien under this part, every lienor, including laborers and persons in privity, shall record a claim of lien which shall state:

(a)  The name of the lienor and the address where notices or process under this part may be served on the lienor.

(b)  The name of the person with whom the lienor contracted or by whom she or he was employed.

(c)  The labor, services, or materials furnished and the contract price or value thereof. Materials specially fabricated at a place other than the site of the improvement for incorporation in the improvement but not so incorporated and the contract price or value thereof shall be separately stated in the claim of lien.

(d)  A description of the real property sufficient for identification.

(e)  The name of the owner.

(f)  The time when the first and the last item of labor or service or materials was furnished.

(g)  The amount unpaid the lienor for such labor or services or materials and for unpaid finance charges due under the lienor's contract.

(h)  If the lien is claimed by a person not in privity with the owner, the date and method of service of the notice to owner. If the lien is claimed by a person not in privity with the contractor or subcontractor, the date and method of service of the copy of the notice on the contractor or subcontractor.

(2)  The claim of lien shall be signed and verified by the lienor or her or his agent acquainted with the facts stated therein.

(3)  The claim of lien shall be sufficient if it is in substantially the following form, and includes the following warning:

WARNING!

THIS LEGAL DOCUMENT REFLECTS THAT A CONSTRUCTION LIEN HAS BEEN PLACED ON THE REAL PROPERTY LISTED HEREIN. UNLESS THE OWNER OF SUCH PROPERTY TAKES ACTION TO SHORTEN THE TIME PERIOD, THIS LIEN MAY REMAIN VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF RECORDING, AND SHALL EXPIRE AND BECOME NULL AND VOID THEREAFTER UNLESS LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN COMMENCED TO FORECLOSE OR TO DISCHARGE THIS LIEN.

CLAIM OF LIEN

State of _____
County of _____

Before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared _____, who was duly sworn and says that she or he is (the lienor herein) (the agent of the lienor herein _____), whose address is _____; and that in accordance with a contract with _____, lienor furnished labor, services, or materials consisting of _____ on the following described real property in _____ County, Florida:

(Legal description of real property)



owned by _____ of a total value of $_____, of which there remains unpaid $_____, and furnished the first of the items on _____,  (year) , and the last of the items on _____,  (year) ; and (if the lien is claimed by one not in privity with the owner) that the lienor served her or his notice to owner on _____,  (year) , by _____; and (if required) that the lienor served copies of the notice on the contractor on _____,  (year) , by _____ and on the subcontractor, _____, on _____,  (year) , by _____.

 (Signature) 


Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me this _____ day of _____,  (year) , by  (name of person making statement) .

 (Signature of Notary Public - State of Florida) 


 (Print, Type, or Stamp Commissioned Name of Notary Public) 


Personally Known _____ OR Produced Identification _____

Type of Identification Produced_______________


However, the negligent inclusion or omission of any information in the claim of lien which has not prejudiced the owner does not constitute a default that operates to defeat an otherwise valid lien.

(4)(a)  The omission of any of the foregoing details or errors in such claim of lien shall not, within the discretion of the trial court, prevent the enforcement of such lien as against one who has not been adversely affected by such omission or error.

(b)  Any claim of lien recorded as provided in this part may be amended at any time during the period allowed for recording such claim of lien, provided that such amendment shall not cause any person to suffer any detriment by having acted in good faith in reliance upon such claim of lien as originally recorded. Any amendment of the claim of lien shall be recorded in the same manner as provided for recording the original claim of lien.

(c)  Failure to serve any claim of lien in the manner provided in s. 713.18 before recording or within 15 days after recording shall render the claim of lien voidable to the extent that the failure or delay is shown to have been prejudicial to any person entitled to rely on the service.

(5)  The claim of lien may be recorded at any time during the progress of the work or thereafter but not later than 90 days after the final furnishing of the labor or services or materials by the lienor; or, with respect to rental equipment, within 90 days after the date that the rental equipment was last on the job site available for use; provided if the original contractor defaults or the contract is terminated under s. 713.07(4), no claim for a lien attaching prior to such default shall be recorded after 90 days from the date of such default or 90 days after the final performance of labor or services or furnishing of materials, whichever occurs first. The time period for recording a claim of lien shall be measured from the last day of furnishing labor, services, or materials by the lienor and shall not be measured by other standards, such as the issuance of a certificate of occupancy or the issuance of a certificate of substantial completion. The claim of lien shall be recorded in the clerk's office. If such real property is situated in two or more counties, the claim of lien shall be recorded in the clerk's office in each of such counties. The recording of the claim of lien shall be constructive notice to all persons of the contents and effect of such claim. The validity of the lien and the right to record a claim therefor shall not be affected by the insolvency, bankruptcy, or death of the owner before the claim of lien is recorded.

History.--s. 1, ch. 63-135; s. 7, ch. 65-456; s. 35, ch. 67-254; s. 6, ch. 77-353; s. 5, ch. 80-97; s. 4, ch. 92-286; s. 3, ch. 96-383; s. 1765, ch. 97-102; s. 13, ch. 98-246; s. 4, ch. 99-386; s. 4, ch. 2003-177.

Note.--Former s. 84.081.

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