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1. Deadline to Give Preliminary Notice (Notice of Right to Claim a Lien)

PRIVATE:
If the Claimant is the General Contractor:

The notice must be received by the owner before the owner issues any payments.

All Other Claimants:

The notice must be mailed within 30 days of the date of first delivery of materials or performance of labor.

PUBLIC:
The notice must be received within 60 days of the date of first delivery of materials or performance of labor.

2. Deadline to File Claim

PRIVATE:

If the Claimant is a General Contractor:

Within 150 days of last date of delivery of materials or performance of labor OR substantial project completion. Whichever is earliest.

All Other Claimants:

Within 120 days of last date of delivery of materials or performance of labor OR substantial project completion. Whichever is earliest.

PUBLIC:
Within 1 year of project completion, however we recommend within 120 days of last date of delivery of materials or performance of labor.

3. Deadline to File Suit or Foreclose Claim

PRIVATE:

Within 180 days after filing lien statement.

PUBLIC:
For all contracts other than those with the Department of Administration and Information, suit must be brought within 1 year after date of first publication of notice of final payment of the con­tract. For contracts with the Department of Administration and Information, there is no 1-year limit for bringing suit, unless such a time is specified in the contract itself.

4. Common Questions About State Lien & Bond Claims

A. Do Suppliers to Suppliers Have Lien or Bond Claim Rights?

On Private Projects:

Suppliers to suppliers do not have lien rights.

On Public Projects:

On contracts with all agencies except the Department of Administration and Information, a supplier to a supplier to a sub will be covered.

B. Is this a Full Price Lien State:

On Private Projects:
Yes. This is a full price lien state.

On Public Projects:
Yes. This is a full price lien state.

Full Lien Summary Request Form

If you would like access to a full state lien summary, please fill in your contact information below and click “Submit.” If you have any questions about the state’s lien summary, feel free to call Ted Levy at 206-626-5444.

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