Alabama Lien Provision Assistance Guide

The Credit Management Association Lien Provision Assistance Guide provides provisions to meet individual state statutes in all fifty states. CMA makes no warranty expressed or implied in respect to the information provided on this site. The information contained is not to be construed as legal advice. For more detailed information, we encourage you to review the statutes regarding lien provisions specific to the state you are providing materials or improving property. For legal information, CMA suggests you consult with an attorney.

Obtain Copy of Payment Bond
Obtain Copy of Payment Bond
Preliminary Notice Prior to first furnishing or as soon as possible Recommended but not required Recommended but not required
Bond Claim N/A 45 days prior to filing suit 90 days after last furnishing
Notice of Intent Prior to lien recording N/A N/A
Lien If contracted with prime contractor or subcontractor – 4 months from last furnishing. If contracted with owner, then 6 months from last furnishing. If furnishing labor, then 30 days from last furnishing N/A N/A
Release 30 days from demand, upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction
Suit 6 months from due date of debt 1 year from last furnishing 1 year from last furnishing


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