Mechanics Lien, Bond Claim, Notice and Lien Waiver Forms.
Notice to Lien AgentDownload
North Carolina requires those who provide labor, equipment or materials to a construction or renovation project to send a Notice to Lien Agent in order to protect their mechanics lien rights. The Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days after first providing labor, equipment or materials.
Mechanics Lien ReleaseDownload
A mechanics lien may be canceled for a number of reasons, including that the claim has been paid and satisfied.
Notice of SubcontractDownload
If you are a 2nd or 3rd tier subcontractor or supplier, you may want to consider sending a Notice of Subcontract to the contractor. While not generally required in North Carolina, if the general contractor filed a Notice of Contractor, the sending of a Notice of Subcontract is required to preserve your lien rights. The Notice of Subcontract requires the contractor to send 2nd and 3rd tier subs notice within 5 days of paying a subcontractor on the project, to alert them that money is changing hands. There is no time period when this must be sent, but it is only effective as of the date sent.
Notice of ContractDownload
While not required, a prime contractor may benefit from filing and posting a Notice of Contract. This must be filed with the recorder and posted on the jobsite within 30 days from the issuance of the building permit. By filing and posting a Notice of Contract, a prime contractor limits its exposure to “double-payment.”
General Contractor Claim of Lien on Real PropertyDownload
In North Carolina, prime contractors may file mechanics liens against property where work is performed.
Subcontractors Claim of Lien on Real PropertyDownload
In North Carolina, subcontractors and suppliers may file a mechanics lien in 2 circumstances: (1) through subrogation of the prime contractor’s right to file; and (2) in response to the property owner wrongfully paying the general after the receipt of a Notice of Lien Upon Funds.