Sample Petition for Release of Mechanics Lien in California
This sample petition for release of mechanics lien for California is filed under Civil Code sections 8480, et seq. The petition is used when the 90 day period specified in Civil Code section 8460(a) has expired. Once more than 90 days have passed since the mechanics lien was recorded and the lien claimant has failed to file an action to enforce the lien it expires and is unenforceable. The sample is 9 pages and include brief instructions with citations to the Civil Code regarding the strict requirements for service of the notice, a verification, notice of hearing, and proposed order. The author is a freelance paralegal that has worked in California and Federal litigation since 1995. Note that the author is NOT an attorney and no guarantee or warranty is provided.