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Colorado Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for contractors to send a preliminary notice on residential jobs in Colorado, it is best practice to do so. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
10 days before lien

Notice of Intent to File a Lien Statement

A Notice of Intent to Lien is a prerequisite to filing a lien on a residential project in Colorado. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent by the general contractor ten days before filing a lien. A lien has a deadline of 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials. In order not to miss any deadlines, you must allow sufficient time between the Intent to Lien and lien. For example, if your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th. Laborers have two months to lien rather than the typical four-month timeline.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Statement of Lien must be filed within 4 months of the last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Colorado residential project by the general contractor. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before a lien is filed. It is important to leave time for that notice before your lien deadline. If your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for a subcontractor to send a preliminary notice for residential projects, it is best practice to do so in Colorado. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
10 days before lien

Notice of Intent to File a Lien Statement

A Notice of Intent to Lien is a prerequisite to a subcontractor filing a lien for residential projects in Colorado. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before filing a lien on the Colorado residential job. A lien has a deadline of 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials. In order not to miss any deadlines, you must allow sufficient time between the Intent to Lien and lien. For example, if your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to Lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th. Laborers have two months to lien rather than the typical four-month timeline.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

Subcontractors must file a Statement of Lien within 4 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the residential job in Colorado. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before a lien is filed. It is important to leave time for that notice before your lien deadline. If your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for Colorado suppliers to send a preliminary notice for residential projects, it is best practice to do so in Colorado. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
10 days before lien

Notice of Intent to File a Lien Statement

A supplier sending Notice of Intent to Lien is a prerequisite to filing a lien on a residential project in Colorado. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before filing a lien. A Lien has a deadline of 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials. In order not to miss any deadlines, you must allow sufficient time between the Intent to Lien and Lien. For Example, if your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to Lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th. Laborers have two months to Lien rather than the typical four-month timeline.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Statement of Lien must be filed by the supplier within 4 months of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Colorado residential project. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before a Lien is filed. It is important to leave time for that notice before your Lien deadline. If your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although contractors are not legally required to send a preliminary notice for commercial projects in Colorado, it is best practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice lets all parties know that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
10 days before lien

Notice of Intent to File a Lien Statement

A Notice of Intent to Lien is a prerequisite to filing a lien. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent by the general contractor ten days before filing a lien on the commercial project. A Lien has a deadline of 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials. In order not to miss any deadlines, you must allow sufficient time between the Intent to Lien and Lien. For Example, if your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to Lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th. Laborers have two months to Lien rather than the typical four-month timeline.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

General contractors must file a Statement of Lien within 4 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Colorado commercial project. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before a Lien is filed. It is important to leave time for that notice before your Lien deadline. If your last day on the job is June 15th you have until October 15th to lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice, it is best practice to do so for Colorado commercial projects. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you as the subcontractor are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
10 days before lien

Notice of Intent to File a Lien Statement

A Notice of Intent to Lien is a prerequisite for a subcontractor to file a lien on commercial projects in Colorado. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before filing a lien. A lien has a deadline of 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials. In order not to miss any deadlines, you must allow sufficient time between the Intent to Lien and Lien. For example, if your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to Lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th. Laborers have two months to lien rather than the typical four-month timeline.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

On a Colorado commercial job, the subcontractor must file a Statement of Lien within 4 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to a commercial job in Colorado. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before a lien is filed. It is important to leave time for that notice before your lien deadline. For example, if your last day on the job is June 15th you have until October 15th to lien, so you must send your Intent to Lien by October 5th.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for suppliers in Colorado to send a preliminary notice for commercial projects, it is best practice to do so. Sending this notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
10 days before lien

Notice of Intent to File a Lien Statement

A Notice of Intent to Lien is a prerequisite for suppliers to filing a lien for a Colorado commercial job. A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before filing a lien. A Lien has a deadline of 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials. In order not to miss any deadlines, you must allow sufficient time between the Intent to Lien and Lien. For Example, if your last day on the job is June 15th, you have until October 15th to Lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th. Laborers have two months to Lien rather than the typical four-month timeline.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Statement of Lien must be filed within 4 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Colorado commercial project by the supplier A Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent ten days before a Lien is filed. It is important to leave time for that notice before your Lien deadline. If your last day on the job is June 15th you have until October 15th to lien, so your Intent to Lien must be sent by October 5th.

What is your role on the project?
Statutory Documents are not required for General Contractors
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice as a subcontractor in Colorado, it is best practice to do so for state projects. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
6 months or set by bond

Claim on Bond

The subcontractor may file a Claim on Bond within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the state project, or by a time set within the bond itself.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice, it is best practice to do so in Colorado. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the state project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
6 months or set by bond

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond may be filed by a supplier within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the state job or by a time set within the bond itself.

What is your role on the project?
Statutory Documents are not required for General Contractors
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice for federal projects, it is best practice for subcontractors to do so. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Miller Act Notice

Miller Act Notice needs to be sent by the subcontractor 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the federal project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for suppliers to send a preliminary notice, it is best practice to do so for federal projects. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Miller Act Notice

A Miller Act Notice is required to be sent by the supplier 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the federal project.

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