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Lien & Notice FAQs

Learn about protecting payments on commercial, residential, and other private jobs in Louisiana.

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Bond Claim FAQs

Learn about securing payments on state, federal, and other public jobs in Louisiana.

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Lien Waiver FAQs

Learn about the rules and requirements that govern lien waiver exchanges in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Forms

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Notice Forms

  • Notice of Contract Form

    Notice of Contract Form

    In Louisiana, anyone who contracts with the owner for more than $25k must file a Notice of Contract before the delivery of materials or labor to the project. Property Owners may also file this document to ensure that the lien filing period is shortened at the end of the project (This also requires the filing of the Notice of Termination at the end of the project).

  • Notice of Lease – Private Projects Form

    Notice of Lease – Private Projects Form

    Those leasing equipment to a construction project in Louisiana must deliver a "Notice of Lease" within 10 days of first furnishing to protect their mechanics lien rights. This form is for use on private projects.  It should be sent to the owner and the prime contractor via certified mail with return receipt requested, and a copy of the lease must be included with the mailing.

  • Notice of Lease – State Projects Form

    Notice of Lease – State Projects Form

    Those leasing equipment to a construction project in Louisiana must deliver a "Notice of Lease" within 10 days of first furnishing to protect their mechanics lien rights. This form is for use on state or parish projects.  It should be sent to the public entity commissioning the work via certified mail with return receipt requested, and a copy of the lease must be included with the mailing.

  • Notice of Lien Rights Form

    Notice of Lien Rights Form

    Contractors must provide property owners with a “Notice of Lien Rights” if (1) Renovation or repair work is being performed on a single family residence actually occupied by the property owner; and (2) You contract with that owner. The Residential Truth and Construction Act requires that the Notice of Lien Rights be delivered to the owner “for such owner’s…signature.” We send the notice and request a signature from the owner, but cannot guarantee the owner will sign.

  • Notice of Non-Payment Form

    Notice of Non-Payment Form

    Material suppliers on state projects must deliver a notice of non-payment to the prime contractor and public entity within 75 days from the last day of the month of furnishing labor and/or materials. This includes the preparation and delivery of this notice.

  • Notice to Owner of Obligation Form

    Notice to Owner of Obligation Form

    In Louisiana, parties who did not contract with the owner may, but need not, deliver a notice to the owner notifying them of their role in the project. If the notice is delivered, the owner is required to notify you when the project is substantially complete. If the owner fails to notify you, the owner may be liable for all costs and attorney fees for the establishment and enforcement of your claim.

  • Notice of Intent to Lien Form

    Notice of Intent to Lien Form

    While typically not required in Louisiana, a party may send any other party a “notice” that they intend to lien a project if payment is not received.

    This form advises the party that a lien will be filed if payment is not received within 10 days. The filing of this document does not “suspend” the liening period.

Lien Forms

  • Statement of Claim and Privilege Form

    Statement of Claim and Privilege Form

    The construction or mechanics lien, known in Louisiana as a Statement of Claim and Privilege, is filed on private construction jobs. Construction liens are available to parties who have performed labor or provided materials to a jobsite, and have not been paid.

Waiver Forms

  • Final Conditional Lien Waiver

    Final Conditional Lien Waiver

    This waiver – the Conditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment – should be used when the final payment for a project is expected but has yet to be received. Signing this waiver signifies that no further payments are expected following the payment described in the waiver.

    Because this is a “conditional” waiver, it is ok if payment has not yet been received. The waiver is “conditional” on the receipt of the payment and will be invalid if payment is not ultimately received. If payment has already been received in full, an “unconditional” waiver may be more appropriate.

  • Final Unconditional Lien Waiver

    Final Unconditional Lien Waiver

    This waiver – the Unconditional Waiver and Release on Final Payment – should be used when the final payment on the project has been made and received by the party that furnished labor or materials. Signing this waiver indicates that payment has been received and no further payments are expected.

    Because this is an “unconditional” waiver, it should only be used when payment has actually been received. If payment has not been received, if the check hasn’t yet cleared the bank, or if there is some other reason why payment might ultimately fail, this waiver should not be furnished. If this is the case, signing a “conditional” waiver is a safer option.

  • Partial Conditional Lien Waiver

    Partial Conditional Lien Waiver

    This waiver – the Conditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment – should be used when a progress payment on the project is expected. There may be future expected payments on the project, but this waiver applies only to a specific, expected progress or partial payment.

    Because this is a “conditional” waiver, it is ok if payment has not yet been received. The waiver is “conditional” on the receipt of the payment and will be invalid if payment is not ultimately received. If payment has already been received in full, an “unconditional” waiver may be more appropriate.

  • Partial Unconditional Lien Waiver

    Partial Unconditional Lien Waiver

    This waiver – the Unconditional Waiver and Release on Progress Payment – should be used when a progress payment on the project has been received. Further payments may be expected, but the specific partial payment discussed in the waiver has been received.

    Because this is an “unconditional” waiver, it should only be used when payment has actually been received. If payment has not been received, if the check hasn’t yet cleared the bank, or if there is some other reason why payment might ultimately fail, this waiver should not be furnished. If this is the case, signing a “conditional” waiver is a safer option.

Other Forms

  • Bond Claim Form

    Bond Claim Form

    A Public Statement of Claim should be filed on public or government projects when labor has been performed or materials provided, and you have not been paid. The sworn statement is filed against the project in the local records and sent to all interested parties.

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