Colorado Mechanics Lien Release
When a lien claim has been settled or resolved, has expired, or the parties otherwise want to cancel a lien instrument, Colorado requires that a Release of Claim be filed with the appropriate county.
Colorado Notice of Intent to Lien
In Colorado, Prime Contractors must serve the property owner with a Notice of Intent to Lien 10 full days before actually filing a Statement of Lien with the Recorder. An affidavit of delivery must be retained by the prime contractor, and must be filed with the Recorder along with the thereafter filed Statement of Claim.
Colorado Notice to Owner
This is not a required filing.
In Colorado, most parties may deliver a Notice to Owner. This document places an affirmative duty on the owner to insure that payment is made to you, or to actually withhold funds from the prime contractor to satisfy the amount that you claim is or may be owed to you.
The owner is then also required to withhold funds sufficient to satisfy any claim you may make through a lien, and the costs of such claim.
Colorado Statement of Mechanics Lien
When a prime contractor has not been paid for services, labor, materials, equipment or other construction performance, it can file a “Statement of Lien” in the appropriate Colorado County.
Remember that a Notice of Intent to Lien must be filed 10 days before the filing of this lien. An affidavit certifying that the notice was sent to the property owner must be incorporated with the Lien.
Colorado Verified Claim
If unpaid on a Public Project, a contractor may file a Verified Claim with the public entity in charge of the project. This places a theoretical lien on the project funds, and notifies the surety of your claim against the bond.