What is a Satisfaction of Claim of Lien?
Once work completes and all payments have been properly settled, the lien claim has done its job and is considered “satisfied”. The Satisfaction of Claim of Lien is the form used to inform the county recording office of the “satisfaction” of the lien. Once this form is recorded by the office, this lien claim is no longer active and can no longer be used to enforce payment from the property owner.
Florida law does not require a filing to “satisfy” or “release” a lien, however, many property owners will demand this filing.
What must be included in the Satisfaction of Claim of Lien?
- The property description & address
- A notarized signature
- The claimant's name & address
- The property owner's name & address
- The lien filing information
- Date of recording
- County recorded
- Recording numbers
- Reason for releasing the claim
- in this instance- the satisfaction of the claim of lien
How to file a Satisfaction of Claim of Lien?
Just like filing the Claim of Lien, the Satisfaction of Claim of Lien must be filed in the county recorder's office where the initial lien claim was filed.
Once you've filed the release, sending a copy of the recorded form to the property owner is good practice.