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Colorado Lien Waiver Rules


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lien waivers not regulated
No Specific Form

Colorado does not require any specific or statutory lien waiver form. Any form may be used.


lien waivers do not need to be notarized
Notarization Not Required

Alabama lien waivers are not required to be notarized, and there is no practical benefit to notarization.


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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.


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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.

Colorado Lien Waiver FAQs

Lien waiver laws vary from state to state. In Colorado, contractors, suppliers, lenders, and other construction job participants must pay close attention to the lien waiver documents exchanged since lien waivers are unregulated. Lien waivers are exchanged a lot in Colorado. On nearly every project across the state, job participants are attaching lien waiver forms to pay applications. It's important to get the lien waiver exchange right. For some insight on what can go wrong when even little things are askew, check out this article on the 3 Dangers of Lien Waivers. Also, below are some frequently asked questions about the lien waiver laws and requirements in Colorado.

Common Questions & Answers About The Colorado Lien Waiver Process

Do I need to use a specific lien waiver form in Colorado?

No, Colorado does not require statutory forms for lien waivers.

What are the requirements for an Colorado lien waiver? What makes a lien waiver binding?

Parties may not bind third parties by the lien waiver agreement.  The agreement for lien waivers must contain a statement by the waiving party that “all debts owed to any third party by the person waiving the lien rights and relating to the goods or services covered by the waiver of lien rights have been paid or will be timely paid.”

Are Unconditional Lien Waivers Prohibited in Colorado?

There are not statutory provisions or case law prohibiting unconditional lien waivers.

Can a contractor or supplier waive their lien rights in their contract?

Yes, Colorado allows parties to waive the right to lien by specific agreement.

Must a Colorado lien waiver be notarized?

No. Colorado does not require lien waivers to be notarized in order to be effective.

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Free Colorado Lien Waiver Template & Forms

Colorado does not have regulated lien waiver forms.  These are easy to use and easy-to-agree upon lien waiver forms that you can use on a Colorado construction job. The forms provided here for free by Levelset are compliant with the Colorado rules. You can download them free, or use our free system to send or request your compliant Colorado lien waiver form.

Free Colorado Lien Waiver Forms

Colorado lien waiver forms to make the exchange process easy.

Colorado Final Conditional Lien Waiver Form - free from

Colorado Final Conditional Lien Waiver Form

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Colorado Final Unconditional Lien Waiver Form

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