Many States require specific notices be served during the time you are supplying services, materials, or equipment to the project and before you file a Mechanic’s Lien or Construction Lien. Several Examples are given below:
Notice of Intent to Lien
The Intent to Lien MUST be filed at least 10 days prior to filing your Lien. The Lien filing deadline is 90 days after you last work on the project. Therefore, your Intent to Lien must be filed within 80 days from the date you last worked on the project in order to insure that you are able to comply with the time filing requirements for the Lien.
Texas ( “Funds Trapping Notice” )
First and if needed Second Notice of Unpaid Balance
The First Texas “Notice of Unpaid Balance” must be filed on or before the 15th day of the second month from your invoice date.
If payment for the invoice(s) noticed in the First Notice of Unpaid Balance are not received on or before the 15th of the third month, then a Second “Notice of Unpaid Balance ” must be served on or before the 15th day of the third month following the invoice month. Failure to serve these notices within the allotted time may disqualify you from bringing a mechanic’s lien or construction lien against the project.
North Carolina ( Notice to Mechanics Lien Agent )
Within 15 days from first supplying materials, labor or services. Must be served on the Title Insurance Company Agent who has been designated by the Owner in the Building Permit, or posted on the Construction Project. This notice is new as of April 1, 2013 and is REQUIRED for all new Residential or Non Residential Construction in excess of $30,000.00 which began on or after April 1, 2013. Exception may be applicable to Owner Occupied Single Family Residence.
Illinois ( Subcontractor’s 90-Day Notice )
Within 90 days from last supplying materials, labor or services. Must be served no later than 10 days prior to recording a Claim of Lien
California ( Stop Payment Notice, Notice of Non Responsibility )
Demand Letters and more . . .