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FAQ: Recording

Transfer of Lien to Bond

Transfer of Lien to Bond - (561) 355-6214

What is a lien?

  • An official claim or charge against property or funds for payment of a debt or an amount owed for services.
  • Any lien against real property must be recorded with the Clerk & Comptroller’s Recording Department to be enforceable.

What is a cash bond?

A written guarantee or pledge of cash to guarantee some form of performance, such as an appearance in court.

How do I transfer a lien to a bond?

You must provide a

  • Recorded copy of the claim of lien to be bonded with the name of principal, address and phone number written on the back, or the surety bond (original document)
  • Cashier's check (as required by Florida Statutes – Chapter 713)

What are the court fees for the cash bond?

Court costs are calculated as follows:

  • Amount of the claim of lien
  • Plus the legal rate of interest for a 3 year period,
  • Plus $1,000.00 or 25% of the lien amount (whichever is greater)

What additional fees are required?

  • There is a fee per page for making and serving a certificate of transfer of lien from property to security, and postage fees.
  • Approval fee by the Deputy Clerk (Only for a surety bond - based on a person’s real property rather than cash)

See Fees and Costs for more information. Recording and notification fees must be paid by check.

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