Illinois Lien Law Notice Deadlines

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Deadline to Give Preliminary Notice

Private:

Residential: Within 60 days of first performance; Commercial: Not required

Public:

Not required

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Deadline to File Claim

Private:

Lien: Within 90 days of last performance

Public:

Bond: Within 180 days of last performance

Stop Notice / Contract Funds:
While sufficient funds remain unpaid to general

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Deadline to Foreclose

Private:

Lien: Within 4 months of completion of claimant's contract

Public:

Bond: Within 1 year of last performance
Stop Notice / Contract Funds: Within 90 days of serving notice

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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.

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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.