Texas Property Code - PROP § 53.157. Discharge of Lien

A mechanic's lien or affidavit claiming a mechanic's lien filed under Section 53.052 may be discharged of record by:

(1) recording a lien release signed by the claimant under Section 53.152 ;

(2) failing to institute suit to foreclose the lien in the county in which the property is located within the period prescribed by Section 53.158 , 53.175 , or 53.208 ;

(3) recording the original or certified copy of a final judgment or decree of a court of competent jurisdiction providing for the discharge;

(4) filing the bond and notice in compliance with Subchapter H;  1

(5) filing the bond in compliance with Subchapter I;  2  or

(6) recording a certified copy of the order removing the lien under Section 53.160 and a certificate from the clerk of the court that states that no bond or deposit as described by Section 53.161 was filed by the claimant within 30 days after the date the order was entered.

1 V.T.C.A., Property Code § 53.171 et seq.
2 V.T.C.A., Property Code § 53.201 et seq.

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