Preliminary Notice to Owner Services

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MLBS offers two pre-lien service options on a national basis. 

1. Pre-liens prepared and served by our staff from our offices in Columbia, MD for $40 plus certified mail charges. 

2. Pre-liens prepared and serviced by the MLBS National Attorney Network for about $160.

Both Pre-lien services include confirmation of project ownership along confirmation of the prime/general’s contractor’s existence, mailing address and notarization, if applicable, at no additional charge. As part of the notice program clients receive Next Action Notification Emails. These reminders are sent automatically to ensure that your lien and bond claim deadlines are met during each step of the lien process.

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NTO Filing Services

Estimated Cost

Notice to Owner prepared and served by MLBS - $40
No Volume Commitment

$40 plus costs*

Notice to Owner prepared and served by MLBS - $35
Monthly NTO Volume of 200 or more

$35 plus costs*

Notice to Owner - MO Residential


Notice to Owner - produced and served by an Attorney


Mechanic’s Lien - filed by an Attorney


Bond Claim - filed by an Attorney


Public Improvement Lien / Stop Notice - Attorney


Release of Lien


Demand Letter sent by an Attorney


Foreclosure/Suit Against Bonds

Varying - Call for a quote!


*Does not include certified mail charges and ownership verification.

**Due to circumstances of law, the possible necessity of title work fees will vary under certain circumstances.  STS will call for approval on attorney out-of-pocket expenses over $200.

All Attorney service requests must be received 10 days prior to a deadline or priority charges will apply.

Fees for Canadian Builders’ Liens quoted on a case-by-case basis

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