I am about to send a NOI to one of our customer and I see that I have to send that 20 days before filing a lien. When does that 20 days begin? Is it when it is sent or received?
Feb 27, 2020
Wymoming's Notice of Intent to Lien requirement stems from § 29-2-107 of the state's mechanics lien statute. And, according to that section, "The notice shall be sent no later than twenty (20) days prior to filing a lien statement." So, based on the language of that section, the 20-day clock for a Wyoming Notice of Intent will run from the date the notice is sent - not from when it's received.
However - if there's time before the lien deadline, it might be worthwhile to play things safe and wait a bit longer to proceed with the lien claim. After all, a Notice of Intent is a powerful recovery tool all by itself.