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CONTRACTORS AND THE LAW
PRACTICAL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

MECHANIC'S LIEN FLOW CHART - In Calendar Days
NO NOTICE OF COMPLETION

Time limit to record mechanic's lien if no notice of completion is recorded (general or sub-contractor)

  Time limit for filing suit

90 Days

90 Days

NOTICE OF COMPLETION RECORDED

Time limit for "Original Contractor" and "Original Subcontractors" to record mechanics lien

  Time limit for filing suit

60 Days

90 Days

NOTICE OF COMPLETION RECORDED

Time limit for "Subcontractors and Suppliers" to record mechanics lien

  Time limit for filing suit

30 Days

90 Days

            1. A notice of completion can be recorded within 10 days of completion.
            2. A lis pendens should be recorded after filing suit on a private works job.
            3. A notice of completion recorded before completion is void.


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