A Texas mechanic's lien release bond is a statutory mechanism available to any person with interest in the real property or to effect delivery of lien free property to an owner. The Texas lien discharge bond rules are defined in the Texas Code (Sec. 53.171. Bond). Pursuant to law:
The Texas mechanic's lien release bond must include certain elements in order to be acceptable for filing. The surety bond must clearly identify the property subject to the lien, refer to the specific lien to be "bonded off", and must be issued in an amount determined by the Code's formula. If the lien amount is equal to or lesser than $40,000, the lien discharge bond must be equal to no less than twice the amount of the lien. If the lien is greater than $40,000 then the bond may be issued in an amount equal to one and one half of the lien. The surety bond must be issued by a surety company approved to transact surety business in the State of Texas and guarantee payment of those amounts to which the lienholder is entitled if he or she prevails in an action to collect on the lien.
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