Wyoming Mechanics Lien Form
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Complete the fields to download your free Wyoming mechanics lien form (known as a Claim of Lien) that can be filled out with a PDF editor or by hand after printing. Use this template to easily file a lien on a private construction project in the state of Wyoming. This form was created by construction attorneys to meet Wyoming’s statutory requirements.
The Wyoming Claim of Lien, also known as a mechanics lien, should be filed when a contractor, supplier, or other construction professional is unpaid for improvements to real property. Wyoming’s mechanics lien rules and requirements are very strict about who can file a lien, the form to use, and information to include.
Rules and regulations for sending a Wyoming Mechanics Lien
In Wyoming, a mechanics lien for parties who did not contact directly with the property owner must be filed w/in 120 days from last delivering labor or materials. This marks the expiration of that period.
Others are asking about Wyoming Mechanics Lien
Which should I do first?
Generally speaking, hiring a lawyer and immediately jumping to litigation might be a little more aggressive than necessary, at least to start. When unpaid for construction work, filing a mechanics lien provides an opportunity to recover payment without necessarily having to hire an attorney or resort to litigation. Levelset discusses how mechanics liens force payment here: How Do Mechanics Liens Work? 17 Ways a Lien Gets You Paid. Note also that it doesn't appear that contractors need to be licensed in order to pursue a mechanics lien in Wyoming. But confirming that with a WY construction lawyer could be helpful.
With that being said, working with a lawyer to collect payment can be a very effective route as well. Plus, they'll be able to give you specific legal advice tailored directly to your situation. And, they can intervene without necessarily filing a lawsuit, as well. Sending demand letters via attorney can be an effective way about recovering payment. More on demand letters here: Construction Demand Letters – How To Write One That Gets You Paid.
Also, note that if you do decide to pursue a mechanics lien, you could also proceed with a fraud claim as well, if appropriate. Using a lien claim won't stop you from also pursuing other routes of recovery as well.
If you'd like to talk to a Wyoming construction lawyer to discuss potential paths forward for recovering payment, here's a directory that should be useful: Top Wyoming Construction Lawyers.
What can I do to get paid
Because your work was performed at the owner’s request, it is most likely lienable. To preserve your lien rights, you need to comply with Wyoming’s preliminary notice (within 30 days after your first work), notice of intent to lien (no later than 20 days prior to filing your lien), and lien filing (within 120 days after your last work) requirements and deadlines.
Even if you have no lien rights, you would most likely still have a legal claim for breach of contract (while you may not have a written contract, it appears based upon your description of the facts that you at least have a verbal/oral contract) and equitable claims such as unjust enrichment.
All the best to you in collecting your money.
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Wyoming County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Wyoming? You'll need to get your Wyoming 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 Wyoming. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
P.O. Box 6
Rawlins, Wyoming, 82301
phone: (307) 328-2668
450 N. 2nd St. Rm 220
Lander, Wyoming, 82520
phone: (307) 332-2405
925 Sage Ave., Suite 101
Kemmerer, WY, Wyoming, 83101
200 N. Center, Room 157
Casper, Wyoming, 82601
phone: (307) 235-9206
224 S Main St. Suite B-2
Sheridan, Wyoming, 82801
80 West Flaming Gorge Way, Suite 150
Green River, Wyoming, 82935
phone: 307) 872-3732
200 S. Willow St.
Jackson, Wyoming, 83001
phone: (307) 733-4430