An Englewood, CO subcontractor that specializes in asbestos and lead-based paint abatement asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a COLORADO Statement of Lien (Colorado Revised Statutes § 38-22-109(1)) on a small shopping center located in Colorado Springs, CO within El Paso County. According to Wikipedia, the Census Bureau’s 2018 estimate indicates that El Paso County is the second-most populous county in Colorado, after the City and County of Denver.
COLORADO Revised Statutes § 38-22-109 mandates that General/Prime contractors and Subcontractors on private Commercial projects can record a notarized COLORADO Statement Of Lien up to four (4) months after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services if the Owner was previously given a COLORADO Notice Of Intent To File A Lien Statement and pre-recorded COLORADO Statement Of Lien ten (10) days prior to recording the lien. Record at the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in the county where the project is located. Cost to record a lien with the El Paso County Clerk is $13 for first page and $5 for each additional page. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to EL PASO COUNTY CLERK & RECORDER. Include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Turn around time to record is 1-2 business days. Recorded liens and releases will be returned within 2-5 business days.
Once a COLORADO Statement of Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to initiate a lawsuit to foreclose upon the liened property within six (6) months of the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project.