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Specific Form Required

Nevada requires that specific forms be used in order for a lien waiver to be valid.


lien waivers do not need to be notarized
Notarization Not Required

Nevada does not require that lien waivers be notarized.


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Can Waive Rights in Contract

It is unclear, and Nevada law appears to be conflicting, but it appears that lien rights may be waived in advance if the waiver follows the required form.


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Can Waive Rights Before Payment

Nevada does not prohibit waiving lien rights prior to payment if the lien waiver follows the required form.

Nevada lien waivers (also sometimes called lien releases) are regulated. This is great news for contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, lenders, and anyone else on a Nevada construction project. Since Nevada is just one of 12 states that provide statutory lien waiver forms construction participants can be more sure of what the documents they are requesting and providing actually do and say. Being required to deal with only certain acceptable waiver forms may seem like a hassle, but the truth is that not having lien waiver rules is a bigger headache. 

Lien waivers are pretty complex documents. But, since they are ubiquitous and exchanged all the time on construction projects, they are also unassuming. A lien waiver works as a receipt for payment has been made (or promised) for work or materials on a job. These documents are exchanged at the time of payment, and commonly attached to subcontractor pay applications or vendor invoices.

There are different types of lien releases for different types of situations. And these documents have significant consequences for everyone on a job – they are oftentimes the last document standing between a construction participant and the cash they are owed for performing work. This is why companies pull their hair out trying to find better ways of sending, requesting, tracking, and collecting lien waivers is an administrative pain that slows down the payment process. 

Knowing everything you can about lien waivers will allow you to make your process faster. And if your process is faster, your cash will move faster. And that will be good for everyone.

As mentioned above, Nevada provides  Lien Waiver Templates in its statutory law, and these forms must be used by everybody in order for the lien waivers to be valid. However, Nevada also allows construction participants to waive lien rights prior to work and/or receiving payment. So, it’s important to pay attention to contracts for work, and make sure that your rights are protected. 

Nevada Lien Waivers FAQs

Nevada's lien waiver requirements and rules can be confusing, especially since there are required statutes forms, but Nevada allows lien rights to be waived by contract and prior to payment. This can create some situations that are difficult to understand. We have some of the most common questions about Nevada's lien waiver rules below.

Nevada Lien Waiver FAQs

Does Nevada require a specific statutory lien waiver form?

Yes, Nevada requires statutory forms for lien waivers.

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

The lien waiver must comply with the statutory forms provided by law.  The lien claimant must execute and deliver a signed, written waiver.  The law is extremely complicated, and seemingly contradictory.

Are Unconditional Lien Waivers Prohibited in Nevada?

No, as long as it complies with the statutory form.

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

It seems that advance waivers are allowed as long as they comply with the requirements above, but Nevada law is very complicated and contradictory at points.

Must Nevada lien waivers be notarized?

No. Nevada requires that a lien waiver be made in statutory form and be signed by the lien claimant or the lien claimant’s authorized agent, but Nevada lien waivers do not need to be notarized.

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Free Nevada Lien Waivers Forms & Templates

Nevada has specific lien waiver forms that can be used by everyone on an Nevada construction project. Using these forms is safe, easy, stress-free, and fair for everyone involved.

The forms provided here for free by Levelset are compliant with the Nevada rules. You can download them free, or use our free system to send or request your compliant Nevada lien waiver form.

Free Nevada Lien Waiver Forms

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