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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XL
Chapter 713
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F.S. 713.22
713.22 Duration of lien.
(1) A lien provided by this part does not continue for a longer period than 1 year after the claim of lien has been recorded or 1 year after the recording of an amended claim of lien that shows a later date of final furnishing of labor, services, or materials, unless within that time an action to enforce the lien is commenced in a court of competent jurisdiction. A lien that has been continued beyond the 1-year period by the commencement of an action is not enforceable against creditors or subsequent purchasers for a valuable consideration and without notice, unless a notice of lis pendens is recorded.
(2) An owner or the owner’s attorney may elect to shorten the time prescribed in subsection (1) within which to commence an action to enforce any claim of lien or claim against a bond or other security under s. 713.23 or s. 713.24 by recording in the clerk’s office a notice in substantially the following form:


To:   (Name and address of lienor)  

You are notified that the undersigned contests the claim of lien filed by you on  ,   (year)  , and recorded in   Book  , Page  , of the public records of   County, Florida, and that the time within which you may file suit to enforce your lien is limited to 60 days from the date of service of this notice. This   day of  ,   (year)  .

Signed:   (Owner or Attorney)  

The lien of any lienor upon whom such notice is served and who fails to institute a suit to enforce his or her lien within 60 days after service of such notice is extinguished automatically. The clerk shall serve, in accordance with s. 713.18, a copy of the notice of contest on the lienor at the address shown in the claim of lien or most recent amendment thereto and shall certify to such service and the date of service on the face of the notice and record the notice. After the clerk records the notice with the certificate of service, the clerk shall serve, in accordance with s. 713.18, a copy of such recorded notice on the lienor and the owner or the owner’s attorney. The clerk of the court shall charge fees for such services as provided by law.

History.s. 1, ch. 63-135; s. 13, ch. 65-456; s. 35, ch. 67-254; s. 9, ch. 77-353; s. 811, ch. 97-102; s. 31, ch. 99-6; s. 12, ch. 2007-221; s. 10, ch. 2012-211; s. 11, ch. 2023-226.
Note.Former s. 84.221.