Notice of Intent to File Construction Lien FAQs
Q: What is a Notice of Intent to File a Construction Lien?
A: The Notice of Intent to File a Construction Lien (NOI) is a document, similar to a demand letter, that can be sent out prior to filing a Construction Lien as a warning to the recipient. An effective NOI can encourage the recipient to pay and therefore saves you time and money by not having to file a construction lien. Keep in mind that in certain states, if you send a NOI, it triggers the clock on having to file a Construction Lien within a specified number of days after sending the NOI.
Q: Is a Notice of Intent to File a Construction Lien same as a Construction Lien?
NO. A NOI acts as a warning letter, it does not create a Claim Lien against the property. You cannot use a NOI in lieu of a Construction Lien.
Q: Which states require a Notice of Intent to File a Construction Lien prior to filing a Construction Lien:
A: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice or used as a substitute for speaking with an attorney. Please consult with a licensed attorney in your state for any questions about Notice of Intent to File Lien or any other issues related to liens.