Bond or Lien Claim-Private Works

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Document Title: Notice of Mechanic’s Lien

Scope: State of Vermont, Private Works.

Time Constraints: You must file your Notice of Mechanic’s Lien with the County Recorder’s office where the project is located within 180 days, inclusive, of the date of last performance or furnishing.

Serve copies on the owner and sureties, if any. Service on the general contractors and your customer is optional.

Perfection: After recording, you must file suit within 180 days of the filing of the Notice of Mechanic’s Lien.

Payment Bond: Where a surety has provided a Payment Bond, file within the time frame as stated in the bond.

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, 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 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 Mechanic’s Lien, Exhibit’s A-D, if needed, Notice of Filing Lien, Notary and Recorder’s Letter.

Procedures: Prepare your documents using the required information. After filing serve your Notice of upon the owners and sureties (the general contractors and your customer are optional). At this point you are ready to enforce all of your claims in one action.

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