Maine
Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien-Public Work

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

Scope: State of Maine, Public Works (Contracts exceeding $10,000.00).

Time Constraints: You must serve copies of the Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement on the prime contractors, public entities and sureties within 90 days of last furnishing labor, materials or services. Payment bonds may have individual requirements, and you must look to the bond for specific restrictions.

Perfection: File suit on the bond after service of Notice of Claim after 90 days of last furnishing labor, materials or service, but within 1 year of last furnishing.

The usual remedy is to file to enforce all claims in one suit (see below, Procedures). In any case, we strongly recommend your attorney handle the enforment actions to perfect your 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 (do not pass these up. Estimate if necessary. 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 Exhibits A-D, if needed.

Procedures: Prepare your documents using the required information. Within the time frames listed above, prepare your Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement, and serve copies immediately on the public entities, prime contractors and sureties (Your sub-contractor is optional). After 90 days from last furnishing, but within 1 year from last furnishing, you may file suit on the bond to enforce your claim.

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