Registrations Frequently Asked Questions

The following frequently asked question topics are covered in this page;

  • Builders’ Liens
  • Discharge of Builders’ Liens
  • Certificate of Lis Pendens
  • Withdrawal of a Certificate of Lis Pendens
  • Security Notice/Discharge of Security Notice

Builder's Lien

What is a Builders’ Lien?
What is the correct procedure for registering a Builder’s Lien, can it be faxed?
Where do I obtain a Builders' Lien form, what information is required and what is the fee?
How do I obtain a search of the lands or agreements before filing a Builders’ Lien?
Is an affidavit required with the Builders’ Lien?
What are the circumstances and timeframes for registration of a Builders’ Lien?
Who can file a Builders’ Lien?
What confirmation will I receive that my Builders’ Lien has been registered?
When does a Builders’ Lien expire?
How do I request a copy of a registered Builders’ Lien and what is the fee?

Discharge of Builders' Liens

Where do I obtain a Discharge of Builders' Lien form, what information is required and what is the fee?
Where do I send the Discharge of Lien to be registered?
How many days after the registration of a Builders’ Lien can a Discharge of Lien be registered?
Can I fax the Discharge of Lien to the department?
Do I need to send a separate document to withdraw the Certificate of Lis Pendens?

Certificate of Lis Pendens

What is a Certificate of Lis Pendens?
What are the procedures and fee for registering a Certificate of Lis Pendens?
How many days after a Builders’ Lien has been registered can a Certificate of Lis Pendens be registered?
Is there a form for registering a Certificate of Lis Pendens?
Where do I send the Certificate of Lis Pendens to be registered, can it be faxed?

Withdrawal of a Certificate of Lis Pendens

What is a Withdrawal of a Certificate of Lis Pendens?
What information is required to register a withdrawal of a Certificate of Lis Pendens?
Is there a form for the withdrawal of a Certificate of Lis Pendens and what is the fee?
Where do I send the withdrawal of a Certificate of Lis Pendens to be registered?
Can I fax the Withdrawal of a Certificate of Lis Pendens to the department?

Security Notice/ Discharge of Security Notice

What is a Security Notice?
Where is the form for filing or discharging a Security Notice and what is the fee?
What is the correct procedure for registering or discharging a Security Notice, can it be faxed?
What is the maximum number of agreements that can be listed on the schedule for a Security Notice/Discharge?
Who must execute the Security Notice or Discharge?
What happens if the Secured Party is an Inactive Corporation and is unable to execute the Discharge of Security Notice?
What confirmation will I receive when my Security Notice/Discharge has been registered?