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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 to preserve Lien rights. 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 project. Each invoice that follows the original must include a repeat Notice to Owner. You 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.

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 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 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

A Lien Request must be filed within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials.

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 owner occupied or 4 units or less. If the owner does not agree to the consent form, at the beginning of the project, you 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 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.

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 on a residential job owner occupied or 4 units or less. If the owner does not agree to the consent form, at the beginning of the project, you 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 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.

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 request
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.

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 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 project. Each invoice that follows the original must include a repeat Notice to Owner. You 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 within 6 months from last furnishing labor and/or materials.

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 you are working on the 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 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.

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 you are working on the 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 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.

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 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 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.

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 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

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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