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What is the correct process in filing a lien on a bond

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We completed a job for a fire station and the contractor has not paid the total amount owed and it has been more then 60 days, soon coming to the end of the 90 days. We sent a notice to owner and a intent to lien for none payment on the 60th day. I came to find out that there is a bond which I am not to familiar with this and I am not sure if I sent the correct notices. The work was done for a fire station so I believe it is a government bond. If so can you please let me know if the correct paper work was filed or what would I need to do to file the correct paper work, thank you.

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Aug 17, 2022
This matter is governed by section 255.05, Florida Statutes. Assuming that you have a direct contract with the general contractor, you must file suit against the bond within one year of providing labor, services and materials to the project. However, it is not that simple. Subsection 10 of the statute sets out several alternative conditions that must occur before suit can be filed. This can be complicated so I strongly recommend that you consult with a lawyer about this matter.
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Aug 18, 2022

There’s a specific set of documents you need to file. Levelset has this article as a start.

https://www.levelset.com/blog/how-to-make-bond-claim-florida/

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