Rhode Island
Bond or Lien Claim-Public Works

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

Scope: State of Rhode Island, 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 2 years of the completion, or cessation, of your work of improvement or supplying of material or services. Serve a copy of said notice by certified mail or personal service on the sureties and public entities.

Perfection: Lien Claim: To perfect your Lien Claim, you must file suit to enforce the lien after serving the Notice of Claim on Bond and Lien for Public Improvement but within 2 year of your last furnishing.

Payment Bond: Where a Payment Bond has been provided by a surety file suit against the surety within the time frame required by the bond, but in any case less than 2 years of your last furnishing.

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 immediately on the sureties and public entities.

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