Georgia
Bond or Lien Claim-Public Work

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Document Title: Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement.

Scope: State of Georgia, Public Works.

Time Constraints: You must have served a notice to contractor (Public Work) on the required parties, or you have waived your right to make claim on the bond. (See Georgia Preliminary Notice, Public Work, memo for more information).

Serve copies of the Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement on sureties, prime contractors and public entities by certified mail within 90 days of the last furnishing of labor, materials or services.

Perfection: To perfect your Lien Claim, you must file suit to enforce the bond claim against the surety after 90 days but within 1 year of the date of your last furnishing of labor, materials or services. See a copy of the payment bond for any specific restrictions.

The usual remedy is to file to enforce all claims in one suit (see below, Procedures). In any case, we strongly recommend that your attorney handle the enforcement actions to perfect you lien claims.

Information Requirements: Program information and information for Exhibits A-D and any additional costs as to legal fees, court costs and interest charges (don't pass these up. Estimate if necessary. In the case of Bond Claims, the public entities and sureties will reserve only the amount for which you make claim), and the county of the state where the recording will be made.

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 immediately on the public entities, general contractors and sureties. After service, you may move to file suit to enforce the payment bond any time after 90 days but within 1 year of the date of your last furnishing of labor, materials or services.

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