Iowa Mechanic's Lien Release Bond

Bond Penalty: Twice the lien amount

An Iowa mechanic's lien release bond when correctly written, filed and notice is given to the state registry serves as a definitive release of a mechanic's lien filed on a parcel of real property. Disputes frequently arise between contractors and their clients, so likewise liens are common. A property owner or contractor may avail himself or herself of the lien bond mechanism as a convenient, quick method to "bond off a lien."

The Iowa mechanic's lien discharge bond is addressed in the Iowa Code (Title XIV, Chapter 572, Section 572.15). Pursuant to the section (b), "A mechanic’s lien may be discharged at any time by submitting a bond to the administrator in twice the amount of the sum for which the claim for the lien is posted, with surety or sureties, to be approved by the administrator, conditioned for the payment of any sum for which the claimant may obtain judgment upon the claim."

Upon filing the Iowa mechanic's lien release bond the bond principal is responsible for making formal notification to the Secretary of State. Per the Secretary, "In order to have a valid mechanic's lien for residential construction projects, notice must be posted to the Mechanic's Notice and Lien Registry (MNLR) before the balance due is paid to the general contractor or owner-builder." Likewise, a party that post a lien release bond must notify the state by posting a specific document to the registry.

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Additional Attachments

  • Copy of lien

Obligee's Bond Form