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Home>Levelset Community>Legal Help>I am preparing to send a notice of intent to file lien in Wisconsin. The filing web page gives 2 options. Notice of Lien Rights or Preliminary Notice. Do I need to send a Notice of Lien Rights first? Is the Preliminary Notice the same as the Notice of Intent to File a Lien?e

I am preparing to send a notice of intent to file lien in Wisconsin. The filing web page gives 2 options. Notice of Lien Rights or Preliminary Notice. Do I need to send a Notice of Lien Rights first? Is the Preliminary Notice the same as the Notice of Intent to File a Lien?e

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Aug 23, 2018
In Wisconsin, a notice of lien rights is required to be provided by a direct contractor either in the written contract with the owner, or within 10 days of beginning work under an oral agreement. Parties other than the direct contractor send a different notice called a "subcontractor identification notice." The general "preliminary notice" other than the two mentioned above is a non-required document in Wisconsin.

All lien claimants in Wisconsin are required to provide a notice of intent to lien to the property owner at least 30 days prior to filing a lien claim. In the zlien system this document is entitled "Notice of Intent to Lien" - and is in the "send a warning" section rather than the "need a notice" section where you found the preliminary notice options. I hope you get paid.
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