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 Utah, 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 after the completion, or cessation, of your work of improvement or the furnishing of labor, materials or services but within 1 year of the last furnishing. Serve a copy of said notice by certified mail or personal service on the public entities and sureties (the general contractors and your customer are optional).

Perfection: Lien Claim: You may file you suit immediately after service of the Notice of Right.

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 after 90 days but within 1 year of the 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 public entities, general contractors and sureties within the time constraints listed above. Service on your customer is optional.

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