Notice to Owners are specific to construction liens. In the state of Florida, a Notice to Owner is an essential first step to filing a lien with county courts. The Notice to Owner is a written warning that you intend to file a lien if money due is not paid immediately. Once the notice is served, you can proceed to the county auditor's office to file the lien itself.
Title the document "Notice to Owner" at center. Space down and margin to the left. Date the document. Space down and margin to the right. Include the full name and contact information of the owner -- the person who owes you the money. Space down to begin the body of the notice.
Address the notice in a formal manner -- to "Mr." or "Mrs." -- followed by the owner's full name. Use polite and professional language. State that this document serves as a notice of a pending lien, specify the exact sum of money requiring payment, and the dates and costs associated with payment delinquency. Note the exact services provided and any previous attempts to resolve the compensation issue. Conclude the notice stating that if payment is not made immediately -- include a specific due date -- you will proceed with a lien.
End the notice with your full name and contact information. Sign the document and submit it to the owner via certified mail -- within 45 days of completing the stated services and/or the last payment you received. Proceed to the county auditor's office -- if no payment is received -- with a copy of the "Notice to Owner" to file a lien.