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Kentucky Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Preliminary Notice
Before the work commences

Notice of Contract

A Notice of Contract must be sent by anyone on the project who wants to secure priority over the mortgage lender in the event of nonpayment. It is not required to send by the general contractor but greatly increases the chances of being paid on a residential project in Kentucky.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Mechanic's Lien Statement must be sent by the contractor within 6 months of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Kentucky residential project.

Preliminary Notice
At the beginning of the project

Notice of Contract

A Notice of Contract must be sent by anyone on the project who wants to secure priority over the mortgage lender in the event of nonpayment. It is not required to send but greatly increases your chances of being paid as a subcontractor for a residential job in Kentucky.

Preliminary Notice
75 days from last furnishing

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 on the Kentucky residential job that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
75 days or 120 days from last furnishing

Notice of Intent to File a Lien

Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent by the subcontractor 120 days from furnishing labor and/or materials to the Kentucky residential project if the claim is over $1,000 and 75 days if less than $1,000.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Mechanic's Lien Statement must be sent by the subcontractor within 6 months of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Kentucky residential project.

Preliminary Notice
At the beginning of the project

Notice to Contract

A Notice of Contract must be sent by anyone on the project who wants to secure priority over the mortgage lender in the event of nonpayment. It is not required for suppliers to send but greatly increases the chances of being paid on the Kentucky residential project.

Intent to Lien
75 days or 120 days from last furnishing

Notice of intent to File a Lien

Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent by the supplier 120 days from furnishing labor and/or materials to the residential project in Kentucky if the claim is over $1,000.00 and 75 days if less than $1,000.00.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Mechanic's Lien Statement must be sent in Kentucky for residential projects within 6 months of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the project by the subcontractor.

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

Preliminary Notice

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

Preliminary Notice
At the beginning of the project

Notice of Contract

A Notice of Contract must be sent by anyone (in this case the contractor) on the commercial project in Kentucky who wants to secure priority over the mortgage lender in the event of nonpayment. It is not required to send but greatly increases your chances of being paid.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Preliminary Notice

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

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Mechanic's Lien Statement must be sent by the contractor within 6 months of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the commercial project in Kentucky.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Notice of Contract

A Notice of Contract must be sent by anyone on the project who wants to secure priority over the mortgage lender in the event of nonpayment. It is not required to be sent by subcontractors but greatly increases the chances of being paid on commercial jobs in Kentucky.

Preliminary Notice
Before the work commences

Preliminary Notice

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

Intent to Lien
75 days or 120 days from last furnishing

Notice of Intent to File a Lien

Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent by the subcontractor in Kentucky 120 days from furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial if the claim is over $1,000.00 and 75 days if less than $1,000.00.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

A Mechanic's Lien Statement must be sent by the subcontractor within 6 months of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Kentucky commercial project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Notice of Contract

A Notice of Contract must be sent by suppliers on the project who want to secure priority over the mortgage lender in the event of nonpayment on the commercial project. It is not required to send but greatly increases your chances of being paid in Kentucky.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended 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 in Kentucky. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you, as the supplier, are working on the commercial project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
75 days or 120 days from last furnishing

Notice of Intent to File a Lien

Notice of Intent to Lien must be sent by the supplier for the commercial job in Kentucky 120 days from furnishing labor and/or materials if the claim is over $1,000.00 and 75 days if less than $1,000.00.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Statement of Lien

The supplier must send a Mechanic's Lien Statement within 6 months of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Kentucky project.

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

Preliminary Notice (Public Projects)

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

Lien Upon Funds
30 days from last furnishing

Statement of Lien Public Projects

A Lien Upon Funds owed to the contractor should be filed by the subcontractor within 30 days of the last day of the last month of the state job in Kentucky.

Claim on Bond
60 days from last day of month from last performance

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be sent by the subcontractor in Kentucky for the state project within 60 days from last day of the month in which the last work was performed.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Preliminary Notice (Public Projects)

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 as the supplier are working on the state project and helps you get paid faster in Kentucky.

Lien Upon Funds
30 days from last furnishing

Statement of Lien Public Projects

A Lien Upon Funds owed to the contractor should be filed by the supplier in Kentucky for the state job within 30 days of the last day of the last month of the job.

Claim on Bond
60 days from last day of month from last performance

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be sent by the supplier within 60 days from last day of the month in which the last work was performed in Kentucky for the state project.

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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