This is not mentioned in the Code but required when going to Land Records to record lien.
Oct 16, 2018
Virginia, like every state, has certain requirements for what information must appear on the face of a mechanics lien in order for the lien to be sufficient. These requirements are set forth by §43-4 (directly for GCs, and by reference for subcontractors). This section, notes that:
"The memorandum shall also contain the claimant’s license or certificate number issued by the Board for Contractors pursuant to Chapter 11 (§ 54.1-1100 et seq.) of Title 54.1, if any, and the date such license or certificate was issued and the date such license or certificate expires."
Further, sections 43-5 and 43-8 (the sections defining the sufficiency of a mechanics lien for GCs and subcontractors, respectively) note that "Contractor license or certificate number of claimant (if applicable)" is a required field.