Minnesota Lien Claimant’s Notice Form

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About Minnesota Lien Claimant’s Notice Form

Within 45 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials to a Minnesota construction project, any party who did not contract with the property owner must serve a Lien Claimant’s Notice to preserve their lien rights. This preliminary notice form is for use by subcontractors and suppliers on private construction projects in Minnesota.

About the Minnesota Lien Claimant’s Notice Form

Minnesota requires subcontractors and suppliers to send a pre-lien or preliminary notice to the property owner or the owner’s authorized agent. Sending this Minnesota preliminary notice is a requirement in order to retain the right to file a mechanics lien if they are unpaid. This notice informs the property owner that the subcontractor or supplier will have the right to file a lien claim if the owner does not pay them for their work or materials.

While state law allows personal delivery of this form, it is generally good practice to send it by certified mail. This allows potential claimants to document their compliance with the requirement.

Failing to deliver notice according to the statutory requirements is fatal to a party’s right to file a mechanics lien in Minnesota if they do not receive payment.

Minnesota requires specific language on this notice, which is outlined in MN Statutes §514.011. This form download, prepared by construction lawyers, meets the statutory requirements.

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Minnesota County Recorders

Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Minnesota? You'll need to get your Minnesota 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 Minnesota. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.

Anoka
Anoka County Property Records
2100 Third Ave. Room 119
Anoka, Minnesota, 55303
phone: 763-323-5400
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Benton
Benton County Recorder
531 Dewey Street,
Foley, Minnesota, 56329
phone: 320) 968-5037
fax:

Carver
Carver County Recorder
600 East 4th St.
Chaska, Minnesota, 55318
phone: 952-361-1930
fax:

Cass
Cass County Recorder
303 Minnesota Avenue W
Walker, Minnesota, 56484
phone: 2185477381
fax:

Chisago
Chisago County Recorder
313 N. Main St. Room 277
Center City, Minnesota, 55012
phone: 651-213-8580
fax:

Clay
Clay County Recorder
807 11th St. N
Moorhead, Minnesota, 56560
phone: 218-299-5031
fax:

Crow Wing
Crow Wing County Recorder
326 Laurel St. Suite 11
Brainerd, Minnesota, 56401
phone: (218) 824-1280
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Dakota
Dakota County
1590 Hwy 55
Hastings, Minnesota, 55033
phone: 651.438.4355
fax:

Dodge
Dodge County Recorder
721 Main Street North
Mantorville, Minnesota, 55955
phone: 507-635-6250
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Freeborn
Freeborn County Recorder
411 S Broadway Ave
Albert Lea, Minnesota, 56007
phone: N/A (507) 377-5130
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Goodhue
Goodhue County Recorder
509 W. 5th St.
Red Wing, Minnesota, 55066
phone: 651-385-3152
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Hubbard
Hubbard County Recorder
301 Court Avenue
Park Rapids, Minnesota, 56470
phone: 218-732-3552
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Kandiyohi
Kandiyohi County Recorder
400 Benson Ave SW
Willmar, Minnesota, 56201
phone: (320) 231-6223
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Koochiching
Recorder's Office
715 4th Street
International Falls, Minnesota, 56649
phone: 218-283-1193
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Lake of the Woods
The Lake of the Woods County Recorder
206 8th Ave SE
Baudette, Minnesota, 56623
phone: (218) 634-1902
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Le Sueur
Le Sueur County Recorder's Office
88 South Park Avenue
Le Center, Minnesota, 56057
phone: (507) 357-2251
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Meeker
Meeker County Recorder
325 Sibley Avenue N
Litchfield, Minnesota, 55355
phone: 320-693-5440
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Mille Lacs
Mille Lacs County Recorder
635 2nd Street SE
Milaca, Minnesota, 56353
phone: 320-983-8308
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Morrison
Morrison County Recorder
213- 1st Avenue SE
Little Falls, Minnesota, 56345
phone: (320) 632-0146
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Nicollet
Nicollet County Recorder
501 South Minnesota Ave
Saint Peter, Minnesota, 56082
phone: (507) 934-7322
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Pennington
Pennington County Recorder
101 Main Ave N
Thief River Falls, Minnesota, 56701
phone: (218) 683-7027
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Pope
Pope County Recorder
130 East Minnesota Avenue #206
Glenwood, Minnesota, 56334
phone: (320) 634-7840
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Ramsey
Ramsey County Recorder
90 West Plato Blvd
St Paul, Minnesota, 55107
phone: 651-266-2050
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Renville
Renville County Recorder
500 E. DePue Ave. Suite 203
Olivia, Minnesota, 56277
phone: 320-523-3669
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Rice
Rice County Recorder
320 3rd St NW #10
Faribault, Minnesota, 55021
phone:
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Sherburne
Sherburne County Recorder
13880 Business Center Dr NW
BIG LAKE, Minnesota, 55330
phone: (763) 765-4600
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St Louis
st louis county recorder
100 north 5th ave w room 101
duluth, Minnesota, 55802
phone:
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Stearns
Stearns County Recorder
705 Courthouse Square Room 131
St. Cloud, Minnesota, 56303-4701
phone: 320.656.3855
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Steele
Steele County Recorder
630 Florence Ave
Owatonna, Minnesota, 55060
phone: (507) 444-7450
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Waseca
Waseca County Recorder
307 N. State St.
Waseca, Minnesota, 56093
phone: (507) 835-0670
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Washington
Washington County Recorder
14949 62nd St N
Stillwater, Minnesota, 55082
phone: (651) 430-6755
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Wright
Wright County Recorder
10 Second St. NW
Buffalo, Minnesota, 55313
phone: (763) 682-7357
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