New York Requires Service of Liens – Do You Have The Required Proof?

In New York, both public and private liens require just a little more than its mere filing.   According to New York Lien Statutes, they must also be served upon a number of parties, served in a particular and specific fashion, and proof of the service must be filed along with the lien itself (or within 30 days of filing).

You can learn about the mechanics of filing a mechanics lien from this great article:  Filing a Mechanics Lien in New York.

So, maybe you’ve purchased a lien form online or at your local Office Depot, or even downloaded the form on our website for free (its right here).   Filling it out and filing at the county recorder’s office is quite simple, and may not be too much trouble.   But, are you then prepared to properly deliver it to all the required parties?  And to execute an affidavit of delivery?  And to go back to the recorder and timely file your proof of delivery?

The time and detail required for these tasks can be overbearing.

And sometimes, as was indicated in the post about South Carolina’s service procedures, the process can be complicated.

At Zlien, we file liens across the country day-in and day-out.  In New York, the cost of your lien filing includes delivery to all the required parties, maintaining proof of the delivery, and filing the proof of delivery with the recorder’s office.

You give us the key information, and we do the rest.

Plus, our industry-leading lien management and compliance system provides your company with the following at no charge:

  • Manage project data and project contacts in web-based Lien Pilot
  • Calculate lien deadlines
  • Read the notice and lien requirements for your specific project
  • Get lien law alerts when laws change in the states where you work
  • Your lien documents and proof of service are stored online in your free account.

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Scott Wolfe Jr

About Scott Wolfe Jr

Scott Wolfe Jr. is the CEO of zlien, a company that provides software and services to help building material supply and construction companies reduce their credit risk and default receivables through the management of mechanics lien and bond claim compliance. He is also the founding author of The Lien and Credit Journal, a leading online publication about liens, security instruments and getting paid on every account. Scott is a licensed attorney in six states with extensive experience in corporate credit management and collections law, with a specific emphasis on utilizing mechanic liens, UCC filings and other security instruments to protect and manage receivables. You can connect with him via Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.