Frequently Asked Questions
Each state has its own laws determining the timeliness of the Notice of Right to a Lien. To ensure that your lien rights are protected for the entire job, your notice must be mailed within eight (8) business days from the start of a job in Oregon and within ten (10) calendar days from the start of a job in Washington.
To protect your lien rights in the event of nonpayment in Oregon, you should send a Notice of Right to a Lien when you are working as a subcontractor for all residential jobs for which you provide labor and materials and for all commercial jobs for which you supply materials.
To protect your lien rights in the event of nonpayment in Washington, you should send a Notice of Right to a Lien when you are working as a subcontractor for all residential jobs and for all commercial jobs.
If a Notice of Right to a Lien was not sent, you have given up your rights to perfect that lien.
No. A lien cannot be placed on public property. In the event you are not getting paid for labor and/or materials furnished on a public job, you can file a claim against the bond. However, you must adhere to the strict requirements mandated by the state/federal jurisdiction.
Sending a Notice of Right to a Lien for jobs in Oregon and Washington will typically cost $23. That price includes professional research, and two certified mailings. The price to send a Notice of Right to a Lien will vary slightly in other states. Far West Credit Services has no hidden fees! We do not charge our valued clients a monthly service fee or a surcharge fee.
In most states, Notices and Construction Liens can be filed by the individual business or their agent, and does not require an attorney. It does require thorough knowledge of the process, time requirements, formats and that the acceptable serving conditions and methods be satisfied. However, this process is not considered to be practicing law. Therefore, no attorney is required.
In Oregon, a Construction Lien must be filed with the county clerks office within 75 days from your last substantial day on the job. In Washington, a Construction Lien must be filed with the county clerks office within 90 days from your last substantial day on the job.
A Lien filed in Oregon is valid for 120 days from the date it was recorded with the county clerk. A Lien filed in Washington is valid for 8 months from the date it was recorded with the county clerk.
Yes! While the majority of our clients work primarily in the Pacific Northwest, we are able to accommodate your Notice needs throughout the US.
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