At Northwest Lien, we are committed to transparency, encouraging honesty and understanding in the lien filing process, our service, and even our pricing. With that, you may have noticed changes in our pricing earlier this month — and we feel they need a bit of additional context.
On July 25th, 2021, the fee to record most documents in Washington State increased significantly as a result of HB 1277, a bill passed during the 2021 legislative session. The purpose of the surcharge is to fund state and local programs that promote low-income housing, eviction prevention, and homelessness services.
In direct response to the recently passed bill, we have adjusted our pricing to cover the additional statewide filing fees we’re now incurring for each lien and notice filed.
With one goal in mind of ensuring you get paid, Northwest Lien continues to provide premier, local service for mechanics’ liens and preliminary notice filing. We have been based in the Pacific Northwest since 1999 and remain the only local lien provider specializing in both Washington and Oregon state lien laws. Among our top priorities, we want to earn the trust of our clients, acting as a valuable extension of their own team and, ultimately, saving them time and money by being there. Our expert-level understanding of state lien laws guarantees timely and effective delivery of all documents, and we offer a variety of standard service plans to match the needs of any size of business.
There’s a silver lining to this all: the per-lien price increase only makes our annual memberships a better deal, increasing the value of each lien included in our memberships.
Our annual membership plan options can help give you peace of mind by knowing your lien is being handled by industry professionals using cutting-edge technology. Best suited for companies regularly submitting liens and notices, we offer annual membership plans for both small and large companies, enabling our clients to find the right package for their specific needs. Our exclusive membership benefits include two free liens per year ($858 value), no charge for access to attorneys, personal service and professional advice, priority access to lien law seminars and so much more.
With over $2 million collected for our clients last year, we like to think we play an invaluable role in getting contractors, suppliers, and laborers paid. Contact us today with any questions, or click the button below to sign up for an annual membership today.