Aircraft Registration

Record an Aircraft Claim of Lien

You must send the original claim of lien with $5 (U.S. funds) to the Aircraft Registration Branch.

The lien must comply with the requirements for recording claims of lien in the State having jurisdiction over the claim. Not all States record claims of liens. FAA may only record liens if the applicable State law provides for recording claims of liens.

The claim of lien must include, at minimum, the following:

  • the amount of the claim
  • a description of the aircraft by N-Number, manufacturer name, model designation, and serial number
  • dates on which labor, materials, or services were last furnished
  • the ink signature of the claimant showing signer's title as appropriate
  • a recording fee of $5 (U.S. funds) for each aircraft affected by the claim with a check or money order made payable to the Federal Aviation Administration

Mail Us Your Claim of Lien

What We Do
Once we record the lien, we will return to you AC Form 8050-41, Conveyance Recordation Notice. This notice describes the aircraft, lists the parties and the date of the claim document, and shows the FAA recording number and date of recordation. You may use this form as a release if the claimant signs it and returns it to the Aircraft Registration Branch.

Another acceptable release of lien is a letter executed by the claimant, containing the same information, and a statement releasing all the claimant's rights and interest in the aircraft.

For more information, contact the Aircraft Registration Branch.

Last updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2022