Washington DC Mechanics Lien Form
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In Washington DC, contractors who perform construction work, and are unpaid, are allowed to file a Notice of Mechanics Lien against the property and the funds of the owner.
Fill out the form on the right to download your Washington DC Mechanics Lien Form. Use this form to file a lien in Washington DC.
Rules and regulations for sending a Washington DC Mechanics Lien
In Washington DC, a mechanics lien must be filed within 90 days from substantial completion of the project. This marks the expiration of that period, and your claim of lien for this project must be filed before this date.
After completing the Washington DC 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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Alternative to Mechanics Lien?
You do not state whether you are the general contractor, subcontractor or material supplier, and whether its 90 days from the completion or termination of the entire project, or simply 90 days from your last day of work - so, depending on the answers to all these questions, it may not be too late to file a mechanic's lien. Apart from a mechanic's lien, in the District of Columbia you have 3 years to file a breach of contract action, so that remains an option even after the timeframe to file a mechanic's lien passes.
Subcontractor is threatening to put a lien on my property after my contractor terminated him.
It is probably worthwhile to get your lawyer involved in this now while it is still a monor problem, but the short answer is to withhold $65,000 from payments to the GC and tell him to get it resolved. If a workman's lien is filed, you can then petition the court to release the lien and post the claimed amount in the registry of the court so the contractor and the sub can fight about it. Sometimes, you can collect attorneys fee for that.
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Washington DC County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Washington DC? You'll need to get your Washington DC 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 Washington DC. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
1101 4th Street, SW, 5th Floor
Washington, Washington DC, 20024
phone: (202) 727-5374