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Recording a CONNECTICUT Certificate of Lien in New Milford, CT

Our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division recently recorded a CONNECTICUT Certificate of Lien for a disaster restoration company against a residence within the Town of New Milford, CT. According to Wikipedia, it is the largest town in the state in terms of land area at nearly 62 square miles.

CONNECTICUT construction liens are recorded in the specific Town, rather than by the County, that the construction related improvement is located at. The New Milford Town Clerk’s Office requires the entire legal property description from the deed “Schedule A” to be included with the lien. A copy can be gained online by doing a paid search at the CONNECTICUT TOWN CLERKS PORTAL.

Out of state business checks are accepted for payment. Fees totaled $58.00 for a two page construction lien (lien + Schedule A). The lien was recorded by mail, with same day for recording once it was received. The mailing back of the recorded lien was another matter, with it taking a phone call and three (3) weeks for it to be returned.

Claimants must initiate a lawsuit to foreclose upon a liened CONNECTICUT property within one (1) year from the day the lien was recorded.

Beware of poor search capabilities on LiensNC.com

NORTH CAROLINA law mandated that construction projects beginning on or after April 1, 2013 requires appointment of a lien agent. Contractors and subcontractors can then give notice they are working on the project.liensnc

Recently our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division was asked by a national lighting supplier to record a NORTH CAROLINA Notice to Lien Agent for a new Charlotte, NC shopping center. To do this, you must register and logon at Recently TRADITION LIEN SERVICE was asked by a national lighting supplier to record a NORTH CAROLINA Notice to Lien Agent for a new Charlotte, NC shopping center. To do this, you must register and logon at www.LiensNC.com.

First, the address when typed into the “Search” option produced 26,972 results.liensncsearchaddress

OK, let’s try to get a little closer to the desired correct results by typing in the Property Owner, ASHTON PROPERTIES into the “Advanced Search”. This time there were 5,619 results. liensncsearchowner

Now it is time to contact the General Contractor on behalf of my customer to ask for the Entry Number. They told me is was 4301148. Upon entering 430148 I now got 2 results, with one of them being the correct result. The other result coincidentally was for the number matching someone else’s phone number.liensncsearchentry

Bottom line is that after three (3) plus years the State of NORTH CAROLINA has created a website that lacks basic critical search capabilities.

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