Rhode Island Mechanics Lien Form

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About Rhode Island Mechanics Lien Form

When unpaid on a construction project in Rhode Island, you may file a mechanics lien. The process for this is to deliver a “Notice of Intention to do Work or Furnish Materials, or Both” to the property owner, and also have it lodged with the county records.

Do not be alarmed, while this is the mechanics lien, it is labeled “Notice of Intention.” That is not a mistake, that is correct. The title of the lien-type document is deceiving in Rhode Island. While the filing effects a mechanics lien, the title of the document suggests that it is simply a notice that work may be performed by the claimant.

This document must be mailed to the property owner by certified mail with return receipt requested. Mailings should be made to the last known residence or place of business of the property owner, or if no such address is known, to the address of the subject land. If the Notice of Intention is returned undeliverable, the Notice of Intention and the envelope shall be filed in the records of land evidence in the city or town in which the land is located within thirty (30) days of its return.

IMPORTANT: Liens are filed in the land evidence records for the city or town where the property is located. There is no “county recorder.” It is for the city/town land evidence record. Therefore, each county, may and should have one or more recorder offices. It’s important to know and figure out exactly which office is correct.

Fill out the form on the right to download your Rhode Island Mechanics Lien Form. Use this form to file a lien in Rhode Island.

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