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

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Lien Waiver FAQs

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

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Tennessee Forms

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Notice Forms

  • Notice of Non-Payment Form

    Notice of Non-Payment Form

    A remote contractor who has not been paid for work must timely deliver a Notice of NonPayment before filing a lien.  It must be sent to the owner and the contractor who hired the claimant within 90 days of the last month of each month (yes, each month) which which work, labor or materials were provided and unpaid.

  • Notice to Owner Form

    Notice to Owner Form

    Prime Contractors must deliver a Notice to Owner to the property owner before work begins on a project. It must contain specific information, and it must be served according to the statutory requirements. This notice is required to preserve the prime contractor’s lien rights.

  • Notice of Intent to Lien Form

    Notice of Intent to Lien Form

    Even though sending a Notice of Intent to Lien is an optional step in the state of Tennessee, we strongly recommend that potential lien claimants send this document before filing a mechanics lien. A Notice of Intent to Lien serves as one final warning that a lien is forthcoming if the payment issue is not resolved. No one wants to be forced to file a mechanics lien, and this document gives all of the parties involved one final chance to take care of the payment issues on a project.

Lien Forms

  • Notice of Lien

    Notice of Lien

    In Tennessee, if a contractor or supplier is unpaid for work, it may file a Notice of Lien with the proper recording office to preserve its rights for payment.

  • Mechanics Lien Release Form

    Mechanics Lien Release Form

    When payment of a claim is received, or for other reasons (such as the expiration of a lien claim), a mechanic’s lien may be canceled by the lien holder.

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. wwwww

    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.

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