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Connecticut Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Contractor's Affidavit
15 days from first furnishing

Contractor's Affidavit

Though not required it is best business practice for the general contractor to send a Contractor's Affidavit within 15 days of the start of the residential project in the Connecticut. This forces subcontractors and suppliers to declare any Intent to lien that they may have and produce a copy of it to the contractor.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Certificate of Mechanic's Lien

A lien must be sent by the Connecticut contractor 90 days from last providing labor and/or materials to the residential project. An Intent to Lien is also sent 90 days from last providing labor and/or materials. Though you must record an Intent to Lien and a lien separately it is the best business practice to record them at the same time.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice in Connecticut, it is the best business practice to do so on the residential project as a subcontractor. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Intent to Claim a Lien

You must be extremely cautious with your deadline as a subcontractor as you only have 90 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Connecticut property to send the Intent to lien and place a lien on the job. Best business practice is to request your Intent to Lien 60 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Certificate of Mechanic's Lien

A lien must be sent 90 days from last providing labor and/or materials to the residential job. An Intent to Lien is also sent 90 days from last providing labor and/or materials to the Connecticut job. Though you must record an Intent to lien and a Lien separately it is the best business practice to record them at the same time.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement as a supplier to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so on a residential job. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the Connecticut project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Intent to Claim a Lien

You must be extremely cautious with your deadline as a supplier since you only have 90 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Connecticut residential job send the Intent to lien and place a lien on the property. Best business practice is to request your Intent to Lien 60 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Certificate of Mechanic's Lien

A lien must be sent by the supplier 90 days from last providing labor and/or materials to the Connecticut residential project. An Intent to Lien is also sent 90 days from last providing labor and/or materials. Though you must record an Intent to lien and a lien separately it is the best business practice to record them at the same time.

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Contractor's Affidavit
15 days from first furnishing

Contractor's Affidavit

A Notice of Possible Mechanic's must be given to the owner by the general contractor within 10 days of first furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Connecticut commercial project.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Certificate of Mechanic's Lien

A lien must be sent by the general contractor within 200 days of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial job. Connecticut, the three most important parts of a Mechanic's Lien happen very quickly - the Intent to Lien, the lien and the enforcement of the lien. You have 200 days to record both the lien and the Intent to Lien and only 40 days after the lien is filed to enforce it. Also, important to note is that the life of a Lien is only 200 days back from the day it is filed. If you file on day 215, the first 15 days of work are not protected. You may need multiple Liens to protect long jobs.  Being aware of your deadlines and filing each step as soon as you can will safeguard your payment and Lien rights.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

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

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Intent to Claim a Lien

A Notice of Intention must be sent by the subcontractor within 200 days of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial job. In Connecticut, the three most important parts of a Mechanic's Lien happen very quickly - the Intent to Lien, the lien and the enforcement of the lien. You have 200 days to record both the lien and the Intent to Lien and only 40 days after the lien is filed to enforce it. Also, important to note is that the life of a lien is only 200 days back from the day it is filed. If you file on day 215, the first 15 days of work are not protected. You may need multiple liens to protect long jobs. Being aware of your deadlines and filing each step as soon as you can will safeguard your payment and lien rights.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Certificate of Mechanic's Lien

The subcontractor must send a lien within 200 days of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial project. In Connecticut, the three most important parts of a Mechanic's Lien happen very quickly - the Intent to Lien, the lien and the enforcement of the lien. You have 200 days to record both the lien and the Intent to Lien and only 40 days after the lien is filed to enforce it. Also, important to note is that the life of a lien is only 200 days back from the day it is filed. If you file on day 215, the first 15 days of work are not protected. You may need multiple liens to protect long jobs. Being aware of your deadlines and filing each step as soon as you can will safeguard your payment and lien rights.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

In Connecticut, although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so as a supplier. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the commercial project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Intent to Claim a Lien

A Notice of Intention must be sent by the supplier within 200 days of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial job. In Connecticut, the three most important parts of a Mechanic's Lien happen very quickly - the Intent to Lien, the lien and the enforcement of the lien. You have 200 days to record both the Lien and the Intent to Lien and only 40 days after the lien is filed to enforce it. Also, important to note is that the life of a lien is only 200 days back from the day it is filed. If you file on day 215, the first 15 days of work are not protected. You may need multiple liens to protect long jobs. Being aware of your deadlines and filing each step as soon as you can will safeguard your payment and lien rights.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Certificate of Mechanic's Lien

A lien must be sent within 200 days of last furnishing labor and/or materials. In Connecticut, the three most important parts of a Mechanic's Lien happen very quickly - the Intent to Lien, the lien and the enforcement of the lien. On commercial projects, you have 200 days to record both the lien and the Intent to Lien and only 40 days after the lien is filed to enforce it. Also, important to note is that the life of a lien is only 200 days back from the day it is filed. If you file on day 215, the first 15 days of work are not protected. You may need multiple liens to protect long jobs. Being aware of your deadlines and filing each step as soon as you can will safeguard your payment and lien rights as a supplier.

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 Connecticut, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the state project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
180 Days

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be filed by the subcontractor within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the state job for those who are not working directly with the general contractor. Though it is only legally required for those not contracted directly with the general contractor, it is the best business practice for any subcontractor to send in Rhode Island.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement as a supplier to a state project to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the Connecticut project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
180 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

A supplier must send a Claim on Bond within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Connecticut state project, if they are not working directly with the general contractor. Though it is only legally required for those not contracted directly with the general contractor, it is the best business practice for any supplier to send.

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

A Miller Act Notice needs to be sent by subcontractors in 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 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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