Illinois Lien Law Notice Deadlines
Deadline to Give Preliminary Notice
Residential: Within 60 days of first performance; Commercial: Not required
Deadline to File Claim
Lien: Within 90 days of last performance
Bond: Within 180 days of last performance
Stop Notice / Contract Funds:
While sufficient funds remain unpaid to general
Deadline to Foreclose
Lien: Within 4 months of completion of claimant's contract
Bond: Within 1 year of last performance
Stop Notice / Contract Funds: Within 90 days of serving notice
Common Questions in Illinois
Do Suppliers to Suppliers Have Lien Rights?
Private and Public: Yes. See summary
Is this a full price lien state?
No. See summary
The above guidelines are for subcontractors and material suppliers only. General contractors and design professionals may have additional deadlines and should access the Full Summary for notice requirements.
The Lien Deadline Guides and Lien Law Summaries are provided as a courtesy. Levy • von Beck & Associates, P.S. accepts no liability in connection with reliance thereon or any loss sustained by anyone using or relying on the information contained herein. The Guides and Summaries are designed to provide a framework for understanding and dealing notice requirements and consultation with an attorney is advised.