CALIFORNIA


Lien Deadlines And Notices
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1ST NOTICE
Commercial Existing Residential New Residential
Preliminary Notice Preliminary Notice Preliminary Notice
 
CALIFORNIA Civil Code §§ 8034(a), 8102, 8200 et. seq. mandates that Subcontractors deliver a CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice to the Owner and all other legal parties by certified mail or personal delivery within twenty (20) days after first furnishing equipment, labor, materials or services that is $400 or more in value for a private Commercial project.

Each day after the 20th day, you lose 1/20 of your financial interest in the financial value of construction related labor, services, equipment or materials your company provided for the project. As an alternative, a CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice may be given out at a later point in time, but your financial recovery for a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien, if filed, can only be for the 20 day period prior to the CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice being filed.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research and send this notice on your behalf for only $31. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.

CALIFORNIA Civil Code §§ 8034(a), 8102, 8200 et. seq. mandates that Subcontractors deliver a CALIFORNIA Preliminary 20-Day Notice to the Owner and all other legal parties by certified mail or personal delivery within twenty (20) days after first furnishing equipment, labor, materials or services that is $400 or more in value for a private Existing Residential project.

Each day after the 20th day, you lose 1/20 of your financial interest in the financial value of construction related labor, services, equipment or materials your company provided for the project. As an alternative, a CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice may be given out at a later point in time, but your financial recovery for a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien, if filed, can only be for the 20 day period prior to the CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice being filed.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research and send this notice on your behalf for only $31. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.

CALIFORNIA Civil Code §§ 8034(a), 8102, 8200 et. seq. mandates that Subcontractors deliver a CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice to the Owner and all other legal parties by certified mail or personal delivery within twenty (20) days after first furnishing equipment, labor, materials or services that is $400 or more in value for a private New Residential project.

Each day after the 20th day, you lose 1/20 of your financial interest in the financial value of construction related labor, services, equipment or materials your company provided for the project. As an alternative, a CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice may be given out at a later point in time, but your financial recovery for a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien, if filed, can only be for the 20 day period prior to the CALIFORNIA Preliminary Notice being filed.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research and send this notice on your behalf for only $31. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.


 
LIEN WARNING
Commercial Existing Residential New Residential
Notice Of Intent To File A Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien Or Stop Notice Notice Of Intent To File A Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien Or Stop Notice Notice Of Intent To File A Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien Or Stop Notice
 
Optional. Consider delivering by certified mail a Notice Of Intent To File A Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien or Stop Notice to the Owner and other legal parties ten (10) days before recording a Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien or Stop Notice. This is an effective way to give one last warning that a CALIFORNIA Bond Claim, CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien or CALFORNIA Stop Notice will be filed on the project if payment is not promptly received.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research and send this notice on your behalf for only $40. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.

Optional. Consider delivering by certified mail a Notice Of Intent To File A Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien or Stop Notice to the Owner and other legal parties ten (10) days before recording a Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien or Stop Notice. This is an effective way to give one last warning that a CALIFORNIA Bond Claim, CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien or CALFORNIA Stop Notice will be filed on the project if payment is not promptly received.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research and send this notice on your behalf for only $40. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.

Optional. Consider delivering by certified mail a Notice Of Intent To File A Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien or Stop Notice to the Owner and other legal parties ten (10) days before recording a Bond Claim, Mechanics Lien or Stop Notice. This is an effective way to give one last warning that a CALIFORNIA Bond Claim, CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien or CALFORNIA Stop Notice will be filed on the project if payment is not promptly received.

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CONSTRUCTION LIEN
Commercial Existing Residential New Residential
Mechanics Lien Mechanics Lien Mechanics Lien
 
On private Commercial projects CALIFORNIA Civil Code § 8400 et. seq mandates that Direct Contractors and Subcontractors can record a notarized CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien up to ninety (90) days after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project. If a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Completion or CALIFORNIA Notice Of Cessation is filed a Subcontractor’s CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien deadline is shortened to thirty (30) days. A Direct Contractor’s CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien deadline is shortened to sixty (60) days.

Once a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to file suit to foreclose on the lien within ninety (90) days from date the CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien was recorded. This deadline can be extended for up to a total of one (1) year with the consent of all legal parties by filing a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Credit for extension.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research, prepare and record this notice on your behalf for only $160. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.

On private Existing Residential projects CALIFORNIA Civil Code § 8400 et. seq mandates that Direct Contractors and Subcontractors can record a notarized CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien up to ninety (90) days after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project. If a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Completion or CALIFORNIA Notice Of Cessation is filed a Subcontractor’s CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien deadline is shortened to thirty (30) days. A Direct Contractor’s CALIFORNIA Mechanic’s Lien deadline is shortened to sixty (60) days.

Once a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to file suit to foreclose on the lien within ninety (90) days from date the CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien was recorded. This deadline can be extended for up to a total of one (1) year with the consent of all legal parties by filing a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Credit for extension.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research, prepare and record this notice on your behalf for only $160. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.

On private New Residential projects CALIFORNIA Civil Code § 8400 et. seq mandates that Direct Contractors and Subcontractors can record a notarized CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien up to ninety (90) days after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project. If a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Completion or CALIFORNIA Notice Of Cessation is filed a Subcontractor’s CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien deadline is shortened to thirty (30) days. A Direct Contractor’s CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien deadline is shortened to sixty (60) days.

Once a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to file suit to foreclose on the lien within ninety (90) days from date the CALIFORNIA Mechanic’s Lien was recorded. This deadline can be extended for up to a total of one (1) year with the consent of all legal parties by filing a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Credit for extension.

TRADITION LIEN SERVICE can research, prepare and record this notice on your behalf for only $160. Or, you can print this CALIFORNIA notice and others by purchasing PreLien2Lien from TRADITION SOFTWARE for as little as $149.


Counties to record or release a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

For addresses of county recorder’s offices to mail or record in person a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien, click here.