Nevada Mechanics Lien Guide and FAQs

Last updated July 10, 2020
If contractors and suppliers don’t get paid on a construction project in Nevada, they can file a mechanics lien to secure payment. A mechanics lien is a legal tool that provides the unpaid party with a security interest in the property. This page breaks down the rules, requirements, and deadlines you need to follow to file a Nevada mechanics lien.

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Nevada lien deadlines for:

Preliminary notice deadlines

Generally none. Notice of Intent 15 days prior to lien on residential projects.

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Mechanics liens deadlines
90 days

Lien must be filed within 90 days of last providing labor or materials, or completion of work (whichever is later).

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Enforcement deadlines
6 months

In Nevada, an action to enforce a mechanics lien must be initiated within 6 months from lien's filing. This deadline may not be extended, and failure to meet the deadline renders the lien unenforceable.

Preliminary notice deadlines
31 days

Notice to owner and prime within 31 days of first furnishing labor or materials. Notice of Intent 15 days prior to lien on residential projects (not required for laborers).

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Mechanics liens deadlines
90 days

Lien must be filed within 90 days of last providing labor or materials, or completion of work (whichever is later).

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Enforcement deadlines
6 months

In Nevada, an action to enforce a mechanics lien must be initiated within 6 months from lien's filing. This deadline may not be extended, and failure to meet the deadline renders the lien unenforceable.

Preliminary notice deadlines
31 days

Notice to owner and prime within 31 days of first furnishing labor or materials. Notice of Intent 15 days prior to lien on residential projects (not required for laborers).

Send Your Notice
Mechanics liens deadlines
90 days

Lien must be filed within 90 days of last providing labor or materials, or completion of work (whichever is later).

File A Lien Fast
Enforcement deadlines
6 months

In Nevada, an action to enforce a mechanics lien must be initiated within 6 months from lien's filing. This deadline may not be extended, and failure to meet the deadline renders the lien unenforceable.