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Missouri Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Preliminary Notice
At the start of work

Notice to Owner

A Notice to Owner is required by the general contractor to preserve lien rights on residential projects in Missouri. It has to be served at the beginning of the job which can be either when the contract is signed, the first invoice is delivered, or the first labor and/or materials are provided to the Missouri residential project. Each invoice that follows the original must include a repeat Notice to Owner. You cannot have a valid lien without this notice as its purpose is to protect the owner from paying twice - both to the general contractor and subcontractors.

Preliminary Notice
5 days before sale

Notice of Rights

A Notice of Rights is recorded when a Notice of Intended Sale has been recorded in the Missouri public records. Put simply, if the owner is selling the property the general contractor has to file this notice to be able to lien the residential project. If the Notice of Intended Sale is recorded this Notice of Rights must be filed 5 days before the sale actually closes for the contractor or supplier to retain their lien rights. The best business practice is to record the Notice of Rights on all new residential property because a sale can occur at any time.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Lien Request

General contractors must file a Lien Request within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Missouri residential project.

Consent of Owner
At the start of work

Consent of Owner

The Consent of Owner form is mandatory to having any kind of lien rights on a residential job. If the owner does not agree to the consent form at the beginning of the project, the subcontractor will not have lien rights in the event of non-payment.

Notice of Rights
5 days before sale

Notice of Rights

A Notice of Rights is recorded when a Notice of Intended Sale has been recorded in the public records. Put simply, if the owner is selling the property you have to file this notice to be able to lien your project. If the Notice of Intended Sale is recorded this Notice of Rights must be filed 5 days before the sale actually closes for the subcontractor to retain their lien rights. The best business practice is to record the Notice of Rights on all new residential property because a sale can occur at any time.

Intent to Lien
10 days waiting period before lien

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a Lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be served upon the owner within 6 months from the last furnishing. Important Note: Once the owner is served, you must wait 10 days before filing a lien. For example, if your last day of work was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the Lien must be filed by December 10th.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Lien Request

The Lien Request must be filed within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials. You must leave time to serve your Intent to Lien before your lien deadline is up. For example, if your last day of work was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the Lien must be filed by December 10th. Best business practices is to serve the Notice of Intent at least 1 month before the lien deadline.

Consent of Owner
At the start of work

Consent of Owner

The Consent of Owner form is mandatory to having any kind of lien rights in Missouri. If the owner does not agree to the consent form at the beginning of the residential project, you will not have lien rights as a supplier in the event of nonpayment.

Notice of Rights
5 days before sale

Notice of Rights

A Notice of Rights is recorded when a Notice of Intended Sale has been recorded in the public records. Put simply, if the owner is selling the property, suppliers have to file this notice to be able to lien the Missouri residential project. If the Notice of Intended Sale is recorded this Notice of Rights must be filed 5 days before the sale actually closes for the supplier to retain their lien rights. The best business practice is to record the Notice of Rights on all new residential property because a sale can occur at any time.

Intent to Lien
10 days waiting period before lien

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a Lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be served upon the owner by the supplier within 6 months from last furnishing a residential property in Missouri. Important Note: Once the owner is served, you must wait 10 days before filing a lien. For example, if your last day of work as a supplier was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the lien must be filed by December 10th.

Lien request
6 months from last furnishing

Lien Request

The Lien Request must be filed within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Missouri residential job. As a supplier, you must leave time to serve your Intent to Lien before your lien deadline is up. For example, if your last day of work was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the lien must be filed by December 10th. Best business practices is to serve the Notice of Intent at least 1 month before the lien deadline.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
At the start of work

Notice to Owner

A Notice to Owner is required to preserve Lien rights. It has to be served at the beginning of the commercial job in Missouri which can either be when the contract is signed, the first invoice is delivered, or the first labor and/or materials are provided to the project. Each invoice that follows the original must include a repeat Notice to Owner. General contractors cannot have a valid lien without this notice. Its purpose is to protect the owner from paying twice - both to the general contractor and subcontractors.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Lien Request

A Lien Request must be filed by the general contractor within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial job in Missouri.

Preliminary Notice
At the start of work

Preliminary Notice

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

Intent to Lien
10 days waiting period before lien

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be served by the subcontractor upon the owner of the commercial property within 6 months from last furnishing to the job in Missouri. Important Note: Once the owner is served, the subcontractor must wait 10 days before filing a lien. For example, if your last day of work was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the lien must be filed by December 10th.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Lien Request

The Lien Request must be filed within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Missouri commercial property. The subcontractor must leave time to serve the Intent to Lien before the lien deadline is up. For example, if your last day of work was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the Lien must be filed by December 10th. Best business practices is to serve the Notice of Intent at least 1 month before the lien deadline.

Preliminary Notice
At the start of work

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 as a supplier, you are working and helps you get paid faster on the Missouri commercial project.

Intent to Lien
10 days waiting period before lien

Intent to Lien

A prerequisite to a Missouri lien is a Notice of Intention to Lien, which must be served upon the owner within 6 months from the last furnishing to the commercial project. Important Note: Once the owner is served, you, the supplier, must wait 10 days before filing a lien. For example, if your last day of work was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the Lien must be filed by December 10th.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Lien Request

Suppliers must file a Lien Request within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Missouri commercial job. You must leave time to serve your Intent to Lien before your lien deadline is up. For example, if your last day of work was June 10th, the Intent to Lien must be served upon the owner before November 30th, and the Lien must be filed by December 10th. Best business practice is to serve the Notice of Intent at least 1 month before the lien deadline.

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

Preliminary Notice

It is not a legal requirement for subcontractors in Missouri to send a Preliminary Notice, but it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a this notice advises all parties that you are working on the state project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
Set by bond

Claim on Bond

The deadline for a Claim on Bond is generally set within the bond itself. However, it is important that subcontractors to state jobs check local guidelines since some areas have a statutory requirement that the state of Missouri, as a whole, does not have.

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
Set by bond

Claim on Bond

The deadline for suppliers to state jobs for a Claim on Bond is generally set within the bond itself. However, it is important to check local guidelines as some local areas have a statutory requirement that the state of Missouri, as a whole, does not have.

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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