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.

Rhode Island Mechanics Lien Form

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Rhode Island County Recorders

Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Rhode Island? You'll need to get your Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.

Bristol Town Clerk
10 Court Street
Bristol, Rhode Island, 2809
phone: 401-253-7000

City of Warwick
3275 Post Rd
Warwick, Rhode Island, 2886
phone: 401-738-2000

Land Evidence
NEWPORT, Rhode Island, 2840
phone: (401) 845-5334

City of Providence
Providence City Hall 25 Dorrance Street Providence Room 508
Providence, Rhode Island, 2903
phone: 401 421 7740 (ask for recorder of deeds

Westerly, Rhode Island Town Clerk
Town Hall, 45 Broad Street
Westerly, Rhode Island, 2891
phone: 401-348-2500

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