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Montana Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

What is your project type?
What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
N/A

Preliminary Notice

General  Contractors are not required to send a preliminary notice to the owner.

Lien
N/A

Notice of the Right to Claim a Lien

General  Contractors who are directly contracted with owner are not required to file a  notice of right to claim a Lien.

Lien
90 Days

Construction Lien

General  contractors are required to file a Lien within 90 days of last furnishing  labor or materials or 90 days from the day owner has filed for a notice of  completion.

Preliminary Notice
N/A

Preliminary Notice

Sending  a preliminary notice in Montana is optional. However, to keep everyone on the  project informed, it is advised to send a notice.

Lien
20 days

Notice of the Right to Claim a Lien

Subcontractors  are required to send notice of right to Lien within 20 days of first  furnishing labor or materials. And filed with a recorder within 5 days of  delivery to the owner. If the project is not owner occupied, the deadline  extends to 45 days from 20 days.

Lien
90 Days

Construction Lien

Sub  contractors are required to file a Lien within 90 days of last furnishing  labor or materials or 90 days from the day owner has filed for a notice of  completion.

Preliminary Notice
N/A

Preliminary Notice

Sending  a preliminary notice in Montana is optional. However, to keep everyone on the  project informed, it is advised to send a notice.

Lien
20 days

Notice of the Right to Claim a Lien

Subcontractors  are required to send notice of right to Lien within 20 days of first  furnishing labor or materials. And filed with a recorder within 5 days of  delivery to the owner. If the project is not owner occupied, the deadline  extends to 45 days from 20 days.

Lien
90 days

Construction Lien

Suppliers  are required to file a Lien within 90 days of last furnishing labor or  materials or 90 days from the day owner has filed for a notice of completion.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
N/A

Preliminary Notice

General  contractors who have a direct contract with owner are not required to send  preliminary notice.

Lien
90 Days

Construction Lien

General  contractors are required to file a Lien within 90 days of last furnishing  labor or materials or 90 days from the day owner has filed for a notice of  completion.

Preliminary Notice
N/A

Preliminary Notice

Sending  a preliminary notice in Montana is optional. However, to keep everyone on the  project informed, it is advised to send a notice.

Lien
90 Days

Construction Lien

Sub contractors are required to file a Lien within 90 days of last furnishing  labor or materials or 90 days from the day owner has filed for a notice of  completion.

Preliminary Notice
N/A

Preliminary Notice

Sending  a preliminary notice in Montana is optional. However, to keep everyone on the  project informed, it is advised to send a notice.

Lien
90 Days

Construction Lien

Suppliers  are required to file a Lien within 90 days of last furnishing labor or  materials or 90 days from the day owner has filed for a notice of completion.

What is your role on the project?

Preliminary Notice (Public work)

Preliminary  notice is not required in Montana because General Contractor does not have  the right to make a claim on bond.

N/A
Preliminary Notice

Claim on Bond

Non-payments  are to be claimed against a general contractor's bond. General contractors  can't claim against their own bond and do not have bond claim rights.

N/A
Claim on Bond
Preliminary Notice
30 Days

Preliminary Notice (Public work)

2nd  Tier Subcontractors need to send preliminary notice to General Contractor,  state/ county entity and the surety (if known) with 30 days of first  furnishing labor or materials. Though 1st Tier Subcontractors are not  required to send preliminary notice, it is a best practice to do so.

Claim on Bond
90 Days

Claim on Bond

In  Montana, subcontractors need to file a bond claim within 90 days of last  furnishing labor or materials.

Claim on Bond
90 Days

Claim on Bond

In  Montana, subcontractors need to file a bond claim within 90 days of last  furnishing labor or materials.

What is your role on the project?

Preliminary Notice

Not applicable, a contractor cannot take action on their own bond.

N/A
Preliminary Notice

Claim on Bond

Not applicable, a contractor cannot take action on their own bond.

N/A
Claim on Bond
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.

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.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for suppliers to send a preliminary notice in Washington, 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.

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.

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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
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.
Lehman SunRay Testimonial
Mara Kruz
Lehman

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