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Deadline to File a Lien on a Residential Project 2017-09-22T12:02:01+00:00

Deadline to File a Lien on a Residential Project

The  Lien Affidavit must be filed with the County Clerk’s Office in the county where the property is located by no later than the 15th day of the third month from when you last provide labor and/or material to the property, excluding punch work and warranty work.

NOTE: The deadline to file a Lien Affidavit is not extended if the 15th day falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.  If your deadline falls on one of these days, file the Lien Affidavit on the preceding business day.  The Lien Affidavit must actually be filed on or before the 15th, not simply placed in the mail or waiting at the Clerk’s office to be filed.


In the left-hand column, locate the month that you provided labor and/or materials to the project and for which you have not yet been paid. In the corresponding right-hand column, is the deadline for filing a lien for money owed for the labor and/or materials provided to the project in that month.

January April 15
February May 15
March June 15
April July 15
May August 15
June September 15
July October 15
August November 15
September December 15
October January 15
November February 15
December March 15

For example, if you were hired by the Property Owner and you complete your work in January, then you must file the Lien Affidavit on or before April 15.

Second example: if you are a Subcontractor and you complete your work in April, then you must file the Lien Affidavit by no later than July 15.

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