Colorado Lien Waiver Rules
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No Specific Form
Colorado does not require any specific or statutory lien waiver form. Any form may be used.
Notarization Not Required
Colorado lien waivers are not required to be notarized, and there is no practical benefit to notarization.
Can Waive Rights in Contract
Colorado allows parties to contractually agree to waive lien rights prior to the job, but no party can waive any other party's lien rights.
Can Waive Rights Before Payment
Colorado allows parties to waive the right to lien prior to payment by specific agreement. Such an agreement is only binding on the parties to the agreement.
Colorado lien waivers are unregulated. This means the state does not have specific laws regulating the exchange of lien waivers on construction jobs, or the specific forms themselves. Many states laws set out the actual lien waiver form template that construction job participants must use. Colorado is not one of those states.
The lack of regulation actually makes exchanging lien waivers more difficult in Colorado, and riskier. This slows down the construction payment process. Plus, lien waivers can be a source of confusion with lots of room for error. Below are some frequently asked questions about the lien waiver laws and requirements in Colorado.