Connecticut Lien Waiver Rules
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No Specific Form
Connecticut does not require any specific or statutory lien waiver form. Parties are free to use any form they wish.
Notarization Not Required
Connecticut lien waivers are not required to be notarized, and gain no benefit from notarization.
Cannot Waive Rights in Contract
Connecticut statute does not allow lien waivers in advance of furnishing of materials and/or performance of services. However, lien rights may be subordinated under a mortgage or other security interest by contract.
Can Waive Rights Before Payment
Connecticut statute forbids lien waivers prior to payment. However, lien rights may be subordinated under a mortgage or other security interest by contract.
Connecticut lien waivers are unregulated. There are no specific forms to use, and the state does not have specific laws regulating the lien waiver exchange process. As a result, contractors, suppliers, vendors, lenders, and other project participants must manage the lien waiver process closely to avoid costly errors.
Whenever payment exchanges hands in the construction industry, parties typically exchange lien waivers to document the receipt of funds and the waiver of any mechanics lien rights.
Lien waivers can be regulated heavily, or not regulated at all. Nevertheless, they are almost always a source of confusion with lots of room for error. You can learn more about lien waivers generally in our indispensable Ultimate Guide to Lien Waivers.
Below are some frequently asked questions about the lien waiver laws and requirements in Connecticut.