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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 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
Petition to Establish a Lien 180 days from last furnishing

Petition to Establish a Lien

A Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien must be filed within 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien. The best business practice is to send the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing. If the matter is not resolved, a Petition to Enforce Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 1 year of the Petition to Establish a Mechanic's Lien.

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.

Intent to Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Notice to Owner or Owner?s Agent of Intention to Claim

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner?s Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien. The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

Lien
180 days from last furnishing

Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner?s Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien. The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

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.

Intent to Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien.  The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

Lien
180 days from last furnishing

Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien.  The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

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 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
Petition to Establish a Lien 180 days from last furnishing

Petition to Establish a Lien

A Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien must be filed within 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien. The best business practice is to send the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing. If the matter is not resolved, a Petition to Enforce Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 1 year of the Petition to Establish a Mechanic's Lien.

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.

Intent to Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien.  The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

Lien
180 days from last furnishing

Lien Request

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien.  The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

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.

Intent to Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Intent to Lien

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien.  The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

Lien
180 Days from last furnishing

Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim

There are two steps required in order to obtain a lien in Maryland. The first step is to send a Notice to Owner or Owner's Agent of Intention to Claim, commonly known as an Intent to Lien. The Intent must be sent 120 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials. The second step is to file a Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien 180 days from the last furnishing. You do not have an automatic lien that is recorded. The Petition to Establish a Mechanics Lien has to be heard by a Judge before you are granted a lien.  The best business practice is to send your Intent to Lien 90 days from the last furnishing. If your Intent to Lien does not resolve the outstanding balance, the Petition should be filed within 140 days from the last furnishing.

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
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be sent within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

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
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

Claim on Bond must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials.

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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SunRay has provided us with a partnership to manage construction documents throughout the United States.
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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