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Illinois Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement 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 project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Contractor's Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be sent within 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or material.

Preliminary Notice
60 days from first furnishing

Sixty-Day Notice For Single Family Residence Occupied By Owner

A preliminary notice is only required for any subcontractor or supplier who is working on owner-occupied residential project. This notice must be given within sixty days of first furnishing labor and/or materials.

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a Lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be sent 10 days before filing a Lien. A Notice of Intent must be sent 90 days from last furnishing labor and/or material. A lien must be sent 4 months (Note - 4 months is not 120 days) from last furnishing labor and/or material. For example, if your last day of work was June 30th, the Intent to Lien must be done by September 18th, and the Lien must be recorded by October 30th.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Subcontractor's Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be sent within 4 months of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project. A Notice of Intent must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials. There is a 10 days waiting period before you can file a lien. It is important to note that though you have four months to file a lien you only have 90 days to file the Intent to Lien and must leave time to do so. For example, if your project ends on June 15th the last day to record your Intent to Lien is September 13th and your last day to file a lien is October 15th.

Preliminary Notice
60 days from first furnishing

Sixty-Day Notice For Single Family Residence Occupied By Owner

A preliminary notice is only required for any subcontractor or supplier who is working on owner-occupied residential project. This notice must be given within sixty days of first furnishing labor and/or materials.

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a Lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be sent 10 days before filing a Lien. A Notice of Intent must be sent 90 days from last furnishing labor and/or material. A lien must be sent 4 months (Note - 4 months is not 120 days) from last furnishing labor and/or material. For example, if your last day of work was June 30th, the Intent to Lien must be done by September 18th, and the Lien must be recorded by October 30th.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Subcontractor's Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be sent within 4 months of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project. A Notice of Intent must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials. There is a 10 days waiting period before you can file a lien. It is important to note that though you have four months to file a lien you only have 90 days to file the Intent to Lien and must leave time to do so. For example, if your project ends on June 15th the last day to record your Intent to Lien is September 13th and your last day to file a lien is October 15th.

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

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement 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 project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Contractor's Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be sent within 4 months from last furnishing labor and/or material.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement 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 project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a Lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be sent 10 days before filing a Lien. A Notice of Intent must be sent 90 days from last furnishing labor and/or material. A lien must be sent 4 months (Note - 4 months is not 120 days) from last furnishing labor and/or material. For example, if your last day of work was June 30th, the Intent to Lien must be done by September 18th, and the Lien must be recorded by October 30th.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Subcontractor's Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be sent within 4 months of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project. A Notice of Intent must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials. There is a 10 days waiting period before you can file a lien. It is important to note that though you have four months to file a lien you only have 90 days to file the Intent to Lien and must leave time to do so. For example, if your project ends on June 15th the last day to record your Intent to Lien is September 13th and your last day to file a lien is October 15th.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement 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 project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a Lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be sent 10 days before filing a Lien. A Notice of Intent must be sent 90 days from last furnishing labor and/or material. A lien must be sent 4 months (Note - 4 months is not 120 days) from last furnishing labor and/or material. For example, if your last day of work was June 30th, the Intent to Lien must be done by September 18th, and the Lien must be recorded by October 30th.

Lien
4 months from last furnishing

Subcontractor's Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be sent within 4 months of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project. A Notice of Intent must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials. There is a 10 days waiting period before you can file a lien. It is important to note that though you have four months to file a lien you only have 90 days to file the Intent to Lien and must leave time to do so. For example, if your project ends on June 15th the last day to record your Intent to Lien is September 13th and your last day to file a lien is October 15th.

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, it is best business practice 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
See Bond

Public Notice of Claim

No statutory deadline.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement 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 project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
See Bond

Public Notice of Claim

No statutory deadline, however, it is only enforceable on funds that are not yet paid to the contractor and there is a 90-day enforcement deadline

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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Rick Russel
ABC Supply
SunRay will make sure that notices are issued timely, properly, legally. SunRay offers me peace of mind and to my operations
SunRay Customer Testimonial by Mark Kashmanian
Mark Kashmanian
Rams
SunRay helps us collect our money, protect our money. It is user-friendly, provides a lot of information and is easier to keep track of everything that we do online.
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Mara Kruz
Lehman
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