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No Specific Form

Kansas neither provides nor requires any specific lien waiver form in order for a waiver to be effective.


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Notarization Not Required

Kansas lien waivers are not required to be notarized in order to be effective.


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Cannot Waive Rights in Contract

Kansas prohibits the waiver of the right to file a mechanics lien in advance.


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Cannot Waive Rights Before Payment

The Kansas statute limits valid and enforceable lien waivers to waivers “as a condition for payment, but only to the extent of the amount of payment received.”

Kansas lien waivers are pretty much unregulated with respect to the form or specific language necessary to make the waiver effective. However, there are rules related to when a lien waiver can be given and be effective.

Kansas does not provide lien waiver form templates in its statutes, and doesn’t provide much guidance otherwise on how a lien waiver should be drafted in order to be effective.

There are, however, limitations related to when lien waivers can be requested and provided. Kansas statute limits valid and enforceable lien waivers to waivers that are provided “as a condition for payment, but only to the extent of the amount of payment received.” [emphasis added]

While it seems like participants are protected since waivers are only valid to the extent payment is received, construction participants on Kansas projects should still pay careful attention to lien waivers. They can have serious consequences other than just waiving lien rights, especially in states, like Kansas, that do not regulate the text of waiver documents. The resources, forms, guides, and frequently asked questions about Kansas Lien Waivers on this page will help you get it right.

Kansas Lien Waivers FAQs

Kansas lien waiver requirements and rules can be confusing, but everybody providing or requesting lien waivers in Kansas needs to make sure they are compliant with the statutory requirements, and timing guidelines. We have some answers to the most common questions about Kansas's lien waiver rules below.

Kansas Lien Waiver FAQs

Does Kansas require a specific statutory lien waiver form?

No, Kansas does not provide or require statutory forms for lien waivers.

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

The Kansas statute limits valid and enforceable lien waivers to waiver “as a condition for payment, but only to the extent of the amount of payment received.”

Are Unconditional Lien Waivers Prohibited in Kansas?

No, unconditional lien waivers are not expressly prohibited by statute.  However, the lien waiver cannot be in advance of payment.

Is there a specific statutory prohibition on lien waivers in advance of payments, furnishing of work, or furnishing of materials in Kansas?

Yes, Kansas prohibits the waiver of the right to file a mechanics lien in advance.

Must Kansas lien waivers be notarized?

No. Kansas has no requirement that lien waivers must be notarized to be effective. Note, however, that after a claimant has filed a notice of intent to perform, and has been paid, the claimant is required to file a release of the notice of intent to perform and waiver of lien in the office in which the notice of intent to perform was filed. This waiver of right to lien is required to be executed by the claimant.

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Free Kansas Lien Waivers Forms & Templates

Kansas does not have specific forms that must be used to waive lien rights in Kansas construction projects. Since there is little regulation of lien waiver forms, they can say pretty much anything. These forms were drafted by construction attorneys to be safe, easy, stress-free, and fair for everyone involved. And they can be used on any Kansas job.

The forms provided here for free by Levelset are easy, clear, and fair. You can download them free, or use our free system to send or request your Kansas lien waiver form.

Free Kansas Lien Waiver Forms

These Kansas lien waiver forms are clear, fair, and drafted by construction attorneys. Make it easy, and use forms from the source you can trust.

Kansas Final Conditional Lien Waiver Form - free from

Kansas Final Conditional Lien Waiver Form

This ks final conditional waiver (also called a final conditional lien release) should be used when the final payment for a project is expected but...

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Kansas Final Unconditional Lien Waiver Form

This ks final unconditional waiver (also called a final unconditional lien release) should be used when the final payment for a project has been made...

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Kansas Partial Conditional Lien Waiver Form

This ks partial conditional waiver (also called a partial conditional lien release) should be used when a progress payment on the project is expected. There...

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Kansas Partial Unconditional Lien Waiver Form

This ks partial unconditional waiver (also called a partial unconditional lien release) should be used when a progress payment on the project has been received....

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