Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Form for General Contractors
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Wisconsin Lien must be filed within 6 months from last providing labor or materials, and enforced within 2 years from the filing. Remember, however, that a Notice of Intent must be served at least 30 days before the expiration of this 6 month period.
This mechanics lien form is for parties who contracted directly with the owner of the property. If you did not contract directly with the owner, check out the Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Form for Subconstractors.
Fill out the form on the right to download your Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Form. Use this form to file a lien in Wisconsin.
Rules and regulations for sending a Wisconsin Mechanics Lien
In Wisconsin, a mechanics lien must be filed within 6 months from the last date of furnishing labor and/or materials to 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 Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Form for General Contractors, 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.
Others are asking about Wisconsin Mechanics Lien
Serve notice of lien rights?
That's a great question because it goes to the need for precision and clear language in a contract. While the complete answer to your question depends on specifics of a project, we can use a general example as a general educational comment where material improvements are drywall, tile, or roofing. Lien rights relate to repairs or improvements to property. The contract should, at a minimum, identify the project type, scope of services (repairs or improvements), legal description of the specific property to be improved, title holder (owner) of the property, authorization to proceed by the owner or owner authorized representative. In some cases, it is advisable to obtain a letter report verifying title holder/owner and any lien holders. Residential, commercial, and condominium projects can have their own subset of details that should be in the contract depending on the project. For example, for a Wisconsin condo project, it is important to identify whether the scope of work improves an owner-owned unit versus improvement to common areas. If reciting a Wisconsin statutory lien provision, a recommended approach is copy and paste the relevant statutory language into the contract. Anyone seeking specific advice on a project or project contract, should feel free to connect with me or an attorney of your choice.
When it comes to construction matters, contract details matter because the profit is in the details!
Steve Schinker, Essential Counsel 715-573-2077
If a lien in WI is filed, but is still within the two year enforcement period. Not enforced yet. Can the home be sold?
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Wisconsin County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Wisconsin? You'll need to get your Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
100 South Jefferson St
Greenbay, Wisconsin, 54301
phone: 920-448-4155 ext 4
711 N Bridge Street, #220
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 54729
2841 6th Street
Monroe, Wisconsin, 53566
222 N Iowa St # 205
Dodgeville, Wisconsin, 53533
phone: (608) 935-0395
320 South Main st Rm 115
Jefferson, Wisconsin, 53549
626 Main St
Darlington, Wisconsin, 53530
1010 S 8th St
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 54220
phone: (920) 683-4000
500 Forest St
Wausau, Wisconsin, 54403
phone: (715) 261-1000
320 S Walnut St
Appleton, Wisconsin, 54911
phone: (920) 832-5131
414 W Main
Ellsworth, Wisconsin, 54011
1005 W. Main Street Suite 300
Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, 54810
1516 Church Street
Stevens Point, Wisconsin, 54481
5 S Main St
Janesville, Wisconsin, 53545
1101 Carmichael Road
Hudson, Wisconsin, 54016
36245 Main Street 2nd Floor
Whitehall, Wisconsin, 54773
phone: (715) 538-2311
400 Market Street, PO Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 54495