Bond or Lien Claim-Public Works

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

Scope: State of Oklahoma, Public Works.

Time Constraints: If you have not been paid in full, you must serve your Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement, within 90 days, inclusive, of the completion, or cessation, of your work of improvement or supplying of material. Serve a copy of said notice on the sureties or bonding companies, general contractors and the public entities by certified mail or personal service.

Perfection: To perfect your claim against the Payment Bond you must file suit to enforce the claim within 1 year of your last furnishing of labor, materials, equipment or services.

Payment Bond: Where a Payment Bond has been provided by a surety look to the bond for additional requirements.

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 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. 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 and Lien for Public Improvement via certified mail or personal service immediately on the sureties, general contractors and public entities.

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