Typically, mechanics lien rules only allow suppliers to make a claim when materials are incorporated into a project. However, some states give extra protection to custom material fabricators, allowing them to make a claim whether or not the materials are actually used in the construction. This guide provides an overview of the special rules for suppliers of specially fabricated materials, and the lien rights available to these material suppliers in each state.
Specially fabricated materials are custom-made items that are difficult or impossible to incorporate in another project. If the materials aren’t installed in a project, and the supplier isn’t paid for them, some states don’t give the unpaid supplier the right to file a mechanics lien. However, 15 states do provide extra protection for suppliers in this scenario. Download this guide to understand your lien rights when providing specially fabricated materials in any state.