Wyoming Mechanics Lien Guide and FAQs

Last updated December 1, 2020
If contractors and suppliers don’t get paid on a construction project in Wyoming, 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 Wyoming mechanics lien.

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Wyoming lien deadlines for:

Preliminary notice deadlines
20 days

Preliminary Notice to owner of right to file lien required prior to receiving any payment from owner (including advances). Notice of Intent to lien required 20 days prior to filing lien.

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Mechanics lien deadlines
150 days

Lien must be filed w/in 150 days from last delivering labor or materials.

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Enforcement deadlines
180 days

In Wyoming, an action to enforce a mechanics lien must be initiated within 180 days after the lien was filed.

This deadline may not be extended, and if the deadline is missed, the lien expires and becomes unenforceable.

Preliminary notice deadlines
30 days

Preliminary Notice to owner and prime contractor of right to file lien required within 30 days after first providing labor or materials. Notice of Intent to lien required 20 days prior to filing lien.

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Mechanics lien deadlines
120 days

Lien must be filed w/in 120 days from last delivering labor or materials (or date of substantial completion of the project).

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Enforcement deadlines
180 days

In Wyoming, an action to enforce a mechanics lien must be initiated within 180 days after the lien was filed.

This deadline may not be extended, and if the deadline is missed, the lien expires and becomes unenforceable.

Preliminary notice deadlines
30 days

Preliminary Notice to owner and prime contractor of right to file lien required within 30 days after first providing labor or materials. Notice of Intent to lien required 20 days prior to filing lien.

Send Your Notice
Mechanics lien deadlines
120 days

Lien must be filed w/in 120 days from last delivering labor or materials.

File A Lien Fast
Enforcement deadlines
180 days

In Wyoming, an action to enforce a mechanics lien must be initiated within 180 days after the lien was filed.

This deadline may not be extended, and if the deadline is missed, the lien expires and becomes unenforceable.