Colorado Statement of Mechanics Lien Form (for Subs & Suppliers) Form
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A mechanics lien is a powerful tool to help contractors and suppliers get paid for their work. This Colorado Statement of Mechanics Lien Form is for subcontractors and suppliers who have not been paid for services, labor, materials, equipment, or other construction services performed on a job. If you’re a sub or supplier and looking to file a Colorado mechanics lien, there are two general requirements.
- Subcontractors and suppliers are required to send a Notice of Intent to Lien at least 10 days before filing the lien. An affidavit proving the Notice of Intent to lien was sent to the property owner must also be included when filing a lien with the County Recorder. Not sending a Notice of Intent Lien may mean an invalid lien.
- The mechanics lien must be filed within 120 days of last delivering labor or materials. If only labor was performed on the job (and not materials) a subcontractor or supplier has 2 months to file a mechanics lien in Colorado.
Before you start: Read the step-by-step guide to filing a Colorado mechanics lien.
This form meets the requirements set forth in at Colorado Revised Statutes, §38-22-101 through §38-22-133 as enacted by the Colorado legislature.
Not a subcontractor or supplier? Use a different form
Although many of the deadlines and rules are similar for General Contractors, subcontracts, and suppliers, Colorado is one of the few states that has a specific Statement of Mechanics Lien form for subs and suppliers, and another mechanics lien form for General Contractors. Not using the correct mechanics lien form may mean a rejected lien from the County Recorder or an invalid lien if challenged in court.
Download the Colorado Mechanics Lien Form for General Contractors
Rules and regulations for sending a Colorado Mechanics Lien
Contractors have 4 months from the last furnishing of labor, materials and/or services to file their Statement of Lien. This 4 months period has expired, and its time to file the Lien. YOU MAY IGNORE THIS DEADLINE IF YOU FILED A NOTICE TO EXTEND TIME IN WHICH TO FILE A LIEN
After completing the Colorado Statement of Mechanics Lien Form (for Subs & Suppliers) Form, you must deliver it to the appropriate parties required by statute. Notices are typically served on the property owner and, for sub-tier parties, the general contractor. However, depending on the type of notice, it can be helpful to send notices to anyone else who is in charge of your payment, like a lender or surety company on the project.
Others are asking about Colorado Mechanics Lien
Can I add the cost of the lien to the total amount of the invoice?
If your contract provides that you can add the cost of the lien, then you can. Review your contract terms. You can and should file a lien and you must follow those procedures to the letter. If they don't pay, then you can consider foreclosing on the lien but that is costly and time-consuming. If the amount at issue is $7500 or less, sue in small claims.
Is a Colorado Statement of Mechanics Lien required to be filed /process served with notice of intent to file a lien
You can consider using Levelset services or you can reach out to a construction attorney to advise you.
As to the 10 day notice of intent, you must follow the statute to the letter as to content and service. After 10 days, then the proper form is filed and the clause where you affirm that you served the notice of intent is completed and this is then filed with the clerk and county recorder.
Project Bond Cost
When filing a Miller Act claim, you typically are unable to recover overhead expenses on the project. The cost of a required bond would seem to fit into this category.
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Other forms to use in Colorado
Colorado County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Colorado? You'll need to get your Colorado mechanics lien filed and recorded with the county recorder in the county where the construction project is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in Colorado. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
4430 S. Adams Parkway, Suite E2400
Brighton, CO 80601
5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120
741 Main St
Springfield, Colorado 81073
Phone: (719) 523-4372
1750 33rd Street, Suite 201
Boulder, CO 80301
405 Argentine St.
Georgetown, Colorado 80444
201 W. Colfax Avenue, Dept. 101
Denver, CO 80202
301 Wilcox St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: (303) 660-7446
1675 W Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
615 Macon Ave. Room 102
Ca√É¬±on City, Colorado 81212
Phone: (719) 276-7330
100 Jefferson County Parkway, Ste. 2560
Golden, CO 80419
200 W. Oak Street, First Floor
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 498-7860
Fax: (970) 498-7906
221 W. Victory Way. Ste. 200
Craig, Colorado 81625
Phone: (970) 824-9119
215 W. 10th St Attn: Recording
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 583-6507
Fax: (719) 583-4894
101 W Bennett Ave
Cripple Creek, Colorado 80813
Phone: (719) 689-2951
1402 N. 17th Ave
PO Box 459
Greeley, CO 80632
Phone: (970) 304-6530
Fax: (970) 353-1964