Illinois 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 Commercial: not required but recommended; residential: contractors- within contract/prior to payment; all others: within 60 days from first furnishing Recommended but not required Recommended but not required, 90 days from last furnishing
Notice of Intention to File a Lien Required for all types of projects (i.e. residential, commercial, industrial, etc)
File notice within 90 days from last delivery of material to the project.
Bond Claim N/A Within 180 days from last furnishing N/A
Lien Filed/Recorded within 4 months from last delivery of service or material to the project, and serve a copy of the notice on owner and GC within 10 days of filing/recording date. N/A N/A
Release Upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction
Suit File a lawsuit to foreclose or enforce lien within 2 years of completion of the work. 1 year from last furnishing; public improvement: 90 days. Most projects: 1 year, *though some projects 60 days to 18 months 1 year


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