Iowa Lien Provision Assistance Guide

* Request must be submitted via Iowa State Lien Registry

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
Prelimary Notice Commercial: 30 days of first furnishing;*residential: submit/post a “notice of commencement on the lien registry 30 days from first furnishing Recommended but not required
Lien Submit/post the lien to the Lien Registry within 90 days from last furnishing Most projects: 60 days from last furnishing; *some projects 30 days to 1 year N/A
Bond Claim N/A 30 days from completion 90 days from last furnishing
Release Within 30 days of demand Upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction
Suit Submit/post suit to enforce the lien on the Lien Registry within 2 years from the 90 day lien filing 60 days. Most projects – 1 year; *some projects 60 days to 18 months 1 year


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