Hawaii Mechanics Lien Form
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Get help filing your Hawaii Mechanics Lien
If unpaid on a private (residential / commercial / industrial construction project in Hawaii, you can file an “Application for Mechanic’s and Materialmen’s Lien” against the property. The experience to filing a mechanics lien claim in Hawaii as a bit different than in other states because the filing opens a formal court proceeding on the lien claim.
Fill out the form on the right to download your Hawaii Mechanics Lien Form. Use this form to file a lien in Hawaii.
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Notice of Intent to LienA Notice of Intent to Lien is not a required notice in Hawaii. So, the determination of whether to send a Notice of Intent or other demand for payment (demand letter, payment reminder, etc.) is solely in the hands of the potential claimant.
Mechanics LienThere are several rules and requirements that must be met in order to be able to properly claimant mechanics lien in Hawaii. Licensing If a party or entity is required to be licensed by state law, that party/entity must have a license in order to have valid mechanic lien rights. However, Hawaii has a "handyman" exception to the licensing requirements that allow for work to be done by an unlicensed party in amounts up to $1,500 (excluding taxes). However, this exception does not apply to work for which a permit is required, or for plumbing or electrical work. Deadlines Mechanics liens in Hawaii have specific deadlines that must be met. In Hawaii, a lien claimant must file the lien within 45 days of the completion of the improvement. If that deadline passes, no valid lien may be claimed.
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Hawaii County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Hawaii? You'll need to get your Hawaii 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 Hawaii. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, Hawaii, 96213-5093