Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Mid State Notifier customers:

General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Rental Equipment Companies, Material Suppliers, Architects, Engineers, and other construction related entities.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Preliminary Notice ?

A preliminary notice is a notice that is mailed out to the parties up the chain from your company to notify them of your presence on the project. The preliminary notice gives the owner notification that you are supplying labor and/or materials to the project and that you are protecting your lien rights in the event of non-payment.

Preliminary notices are also known as:

Preliminary notices are often called other names such as: Prelien, Prelim, Notice to Owner, Notice of Furnishing, Notice of Right to Lien and Notice to Contractor.

When should a preliminary notice be sent out?

Each state has statutory language that dictates filing requirements.

Who has lien rights?

Generally lien rights are afforded to contractors, subcontractors, suppliers providing labor and or materials for the improvement of real property projects. However, each state has their own guidelines that dictate the tier level of coverage under the lien rights statues and what types of work are covered.

If you do a prelien does that automatically give you the right to file a mechanics lien?

Because many factors are involved in determining your right to file a mechanics lien, one must determine the requirements for the state they are working in, timeliness of their notice(s), and compliance with the notice(s) requirements.

What is a Lien Waiver?

Typically required before a contractor receives a progress draw which waives the right to claim a mechanic’s lien in the future. Also known as: waiver of lien, lien waiver, lien waiver form, waiver forms, construction lien waiver, conditional lien waiver, partial lien waiver, partial waiver of lien, final lien waiver, final waiver of lien and unconditional lien waiver

What is a Lien Release?

Releasing a mechanic’s lien from the record after being paid in full. Also known as: release of lien, lien release, form lien release, lien mechanic’s release, construction lien release, mechanic’s lien release, final lien release, unconditional lien release, lien release form, lien release partial, conditional lien release and release of mechanic’s lien form.

Is Mid State Notifier able to digitally record documents?

In some cases Mid State Notifier is able to digitally record your documents to expedite lien services. Please contact our office at (352) 861-9100 for further details if you are interested in this service.

Is there a start up fee for new customers at Mid State Notifier?

No. Some of our competitors are charging up to $100.00 for a start up fee. In the existing economic conditions, Mid State Notifier is continually researching methods to save our customers money while still providing the highest quality services and products available.