Connecticut Certificate of Mechanics Lien Form
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When unpaid on a construction project, parties who performed work on the project may file a mechanics lien. In Connecticut, the lien must be filed with the town clerk AND served on the property owner.
Fill out the form on the right to download your Connecticut Certificate of Mechanics Lien Form. Use this form to file a lien in Connecticut.
Rules and regulations for sending a Connecticut Mechanics Lien
In Connecticut, Mechanic Liens must be filed within 90 days of your company's last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the project. Time is not extended for warranty work or work on punch list items.
After completing the Connecticut Certificate of Mechanics Lien 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.
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Assignability of Mechanic's Liens
Liens are created by contract, statute, common law or at equity. Check out Wikipedia article on “Liens.” I have been practicing for many years and had no idea that there are so many different types of liens. So, on the issue of assignability, one must look at case law in each particular jurisdiction to appreciate the source of the authority that permits assignments. In Connecticut, a construction or mechanic’s lien is created by statute rather than by agreement. And, as you aptly noted, whether a mechanic’s lien is assignable is determined state by state. On the other hand, mortgages are created by contract and, like contracts in general are assignable as a matter of right unless expressly prohibited in the mortgage deed. And then, the restrictions of assignability must be met. And then there are judgment liens that are a creature of statute as are tax liens. As it relates to a tax lien on real property, under CGS § 12-195h, a municipality may assign, for consideration, any liens filed to secure unpaid taxes on real property so long as it is authorized by resolution of the municipality's legislative body with the consideration to be received by the municipality to be negotiated between it and the assignee.
In answer to your direct question, I am not aware of any state that expressly prohibits the assignment of mechanics liens outright but the best way to find out is to do
Can we file a Mechanics Lien on an exsisting property that is not under construction and is a lis pendence necessary?
Contractor threatening homeowner with lien
The way to "fight back" on this is to serve him with a letter from an attorney or from you (and clearly written by an attorney) demanding that he cure any alleged defect, etc. Of course, the one year period of time is now expired under the contractor's warranty it appeasr. As to the "side agreement" and what is or is not lienable, more information is needed.
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Connecticut County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Connecticut? You'll need to get your Connecticut 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 Connecticut. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
101 Field Point Road
Greenwich, Connecticut, 6830
60 West Main Street
Avon, Connecticut, 06001-3719
10 Main Street
New Milford, Connecticut, 6776
1 Plains Road
Moodus, CT, Connecticut, 6469
200 Orange St. Room 202
New Haven, Connecticut, 6510
phone: (203) 946-8346
152 Elm Street
Stonington, Connecticut, 06378-0352
979 Main St.
Willimantic, CT 06226