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.
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|Preliminary Notice||20 days from first furnishing||20 days from first furnishing||Recommended but not required|
|Mechanic’s Lien||Subs/Suppliers: 90 days from project completion. Prime contractors: 60 days from project completion; OR if notice of completion received, then 30 days from project completion. No liens for “supplier to supplier” situations.||N/A||N/A|
|Stop Notice||90 days from project completion, OR if notice of completion received, then 30 days from project completion.||90 days from project completion, or 30 days from notice of completion||N/A|
|Bond Claim||15 days from notice of completion or 75 days from completion with no notice of completion||N/A||90 days from last furnishing|
|Release||Upon satisfaction||Upon satisfaction||Upon satisfaction|
|Suit||90 days from lien recording||180 days from project completion, or 120 days from notice of completion||1 year|