Connecticut

Connecticut Lien Law

Connecticut Private Projects
Notice Req.
Intent to Lien
Lien Req.
Prime Contractor

Original Contractor are not required to however Original Contractor may file an Affidavit fifteen days (15 days) after the commencement of work. If the Original Contractor files the “Affidavit” subs and suppliers are required to send a “Notice of Intent”

Not required

A Construction Lien known in CT as a “Certificate of Mechanic’s Lien” should be recorded within ninety days (90 days) from last furnishing material and/or labor to a project.

Sub Contractor

Not Required

“Notice of Intent to Claim Mechanic’s Lien” should be sent from the Ninetieth day (90 days) from last furnishing material and/or labor.

A Construction Lien known in CT as a “Certificate of Mechanic’s Lien” should be recorded within ninety days (90 days) from last furnishing material and/or labor to a project.

Suppliers/Other

Not Required

“Notice of Intent to Claim Mechanic’s Lien” should be sent from the Ninetieth day (90 days) from last furnishing material and/or labor.

A Construction Lien known in CT as a “Certificate of Mechanic’s Lien” should be recorded within ninety days (90 days) from last furnishing material and/or labor to a project.

Connecticut 101

Release of Lien, Notices, and Mechanics Lien

 

1. How long do I have to file a claim of lien in Connecticut?

Lien Claimant has 90 days after the day last performance of services or furnishing of materials were completed.

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2. Do I have to file any notices before I start work on a property in Connecticut?

No, not to begin services.

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3. What is my last day performing services so that I can request payment?

Filing begins the day that materials or services, are fulfilled to the contract.  The lien filing period may not extended to delay the completion of the work.

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4. How long do I have to file for a lien of foreclosure?

60 days if you make a final disposition of an appeal, but no later than 1 year from the date the lien was recorded.

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5. Does my mechanic lien have priority over other liens?

A mechanic’s lien takes priority over any other liens or mortgages.  Only liens that were recorded prior first furnishing of services or materials have priority.  All mechanic’s liens have the same priority, and if the total amount of several mechanic’s liens exceed the lienable fund, the lien claims may be divided.

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6. Is there mandatory notice requirements in Connecticut?

No. Only notice after performance of services is required to preserve a Claim of Lien.

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7. Who satisfies the lien when I get paid?

Once a lien is satisfied, and lien claimant must life a Release of Lien.  If there is failure to do so, an owner can proceed with a quiet title action, along with the claimant being issued a statutory penalty.

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8. What cost can I claim for?

Connecticut protects parties who furnish materials or services.  Fixtures that are not permanent to the building upon completion of services.

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Connecticut State Projects
Notice Requirements
Lien Requirements
Prime Contractor

Not Required

Not Required

Suppliers/Other

Not Required

Must file a verified statement of account before the final settlement of work on the project. If payment is not made by the owner, a lawsuit to enforce the claim of withheld funds, needs to be before the 90 day filing period. To enforce the claim against a bond needs to be within 6 months from completion of work on the project.

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