Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Colorado Mechanic's Liens

In Colorado, liens filed on private property or on funds relating to a public project are known as Mechanic's Liens. When a Colorado mechanic's lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. Colorado mechanic's liens filed with regard to public projects attach to the funds held by the public owner.
Contractors, as well as subcontractors, design professionals, sub-subcontractors and material suppliers can file a Colorado mechanic's lien. If a company supplies material to a material supplier, they are not eligible to file a Colorado mechanics lien claim.
At least 10 days prior to filing a Colorado mechanic's lien statement, the claimant must provide a notice of intent to the owner and the prime contractor.  The filing of a Colorado lien statement must be completed within four months after the day on which the lien claimant last performed labor or furnished materials.  Once the mechanic's lien has been filed, be sure to serve it on the owner via certified, return receipt mail.

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