California Lien Forms
Notice of Completion
At the conclusion of work, or when work has been abandoned or suspended, the owner can file a Notice of Cessation or Notice of Completion with the county recorder. This acts to start the lien period, and conclude it more quickly than allowed by projects without such notices filed.
If a Notice of Cessation or Completion is filed, the lien period is reduced from 90 days from completion of work to 60 days for prime contractors, and 30 days for subcontractors (from date of notice).