Massachusetts 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 Contract
Obtain Copy of Payment Bond
Obtain Copy of Payment Bond
Preliminary Notice 30 days of first furnishing Recommended but not required for most projects except 20 days for certain fabricated materials Recommended but not required
Lien 90 days from project completion 90 days from project completion. 90 days from project completion.
Bond Claim N/A 65 days from last furnishing 90 days from last furnishing
Release Promptly Upon satisfaction Upon satisfaction
Suit 90 days 1 year 1 year


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