Mechanic's LienMINNESOTAPreLien2LienTemplate Updates

MINNESOTA gets new notices, custom template technology (CTT)

By April 5, 2008No Comments

Business and personal trips have brought me to MINNESOTA several times. I attended the wedding of a grade school friend there in the late 1980s. I have walked on the campus of the UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA one cold winter day while doing business with a company located nearby. When I was 13 years old a tour company got me and a busload of my classmates to drive up to the Boundry Waters area of northern MINNESOTA for a week of canoeing and lake camping.

Thirty-two (32) MINNESOTA notices were entirely re-written in PreLien2Lien this month. They also have (CTT) Custom Template Technology, enabling each template notice to be customized for a one-time $50 fee.

MINNESOTA is a unique state in that 1st notices are not only required by Subcontractors at the start of a project, they are also required for General/Prime Contractors.  For Subcontractors, MINNESOTA Statutes § 514.011 Subdivision 2 mandates that a Subcontractor on a commercial or residential project must deliver a Subcontractor’s Pre-Lien Notice to both the Owner and General/Prime Contractor within forty-five (45) days of first supplying materials, labor or equipment to a project.

General Contractors are also responsible for delivering a 1st notice to the project’s Owner or Owner Agent.  MINNESOTA Statutes § 514.011 Subdivision 1 mandates that a General/Prime contractor on a private Commercial or residential project must deliver a General/Prime Contractor’s Pre-Lien Notice to both the Owner and/or the Owner’s Authorized Agent within ten (10) days after the work of improvement is agreed upon.  This notice can be included within a written contract. If there is no written contract, the General/Prime Contractor’s Pre-Lien Notice must printed and delivered to the Owner of the property and/or the Owner’s Authorized Agent.

General/Prime/Sub Contractors (Private Projects):  MINNESOTA Statutes § 514.08 mandates that you must file a Mechanic’s Lien Statement with the County Recorders Office in the County where the project occurred. It must be filed within one hundred twenty (120) days after the completion of providing labor, rental equipment, or materials. It should also be delivered in person or by Certified Mail to the Owner of the property along with any other legal parties related to the improvement of the property (Customer, Lender, General Contractor).