District of Columbia Bond or Lien Claim, Public Work
District of Columbia
Bond or Lien Claim-Public Work
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Document Title: Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for public Improvement.
Scope: District of Columbia, Public Works.
Time Constraints: Serve copies of the Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement on sureties, prime contractors and public entities by certified mail. Usually this should be done within 90 days of the last furnishing of labor, materials or equipment, but look to the bond for the actual time frame filing requirements. File suit to enforce the bond claim within 1 year after the last furnishing or materials, labor or services.
All public construction projects over $25,000 must be bonded.
The usual remedy is to file to enforce all claims in one suit (see below, Procedures). In any case, we strongly recomment that your attorney handle the enforment actions to perfect your lien claims.
Information Requirements: Program information and information for Exhibits A-D, any additional costs as to legal fees, court costs and interest charges (don't pass these up. Estimate if necessary. Public entities and sureties will reserve only for the amount you claim).
Form Types: Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for public Improvement and Exhibit's A-D, if needed.
Procedures: Prepare your documents using the required information. Serve the Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement immediately on the public entities, prime contractors and sureties. Service must be by certified mail. Suit may filed immediately thereafter.
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