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Washington Construction Law Payment Resources

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Why work with us?

Do you work on construction jobs in Washington and have payment questions? We can help! At Northwest Lien, we’ve been assisting companies big and small to protect their lien rights and secure outstanding payment for over 20 years. We’d love to do the same for you.

What you’ll find on this page.

The most commonly asked questions and topics are listed below in our Important Deadlines and FAQ section. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, contact us today to talk with our team of experts.

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Deadlines

Know your deadlines! Missed lien deadlines are the most common and costly mistakes companies make when trying to recoup missing payment.

Below, we’ve laid out important dates to be aware of by role and document type.

  • For General Contractors
  • For Subs / Laborers
  • For Suppliers / Others

Notice of Intent Deadlines

BEFORE WORK

Under some circumstances, Notice to Owner required before commencing work. Model Disclosure Statement due before work begins on all residential projects, and commercial projects under $60,000.

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Mechanics Lien Deadlines

90 DAYS

Washington Mechanics Lien must be filed within 90 days from last delivering labor or materials.

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Notice of Intent Deadlines

60 DAYS

Notice of Right to Claim Lien within 60 days from first delivering labor or materials. Who must receive the notice depends on the role of the party that hired the party giving notice.

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Mechanic's Lien Deadlines

90 DAYS

Washington Mechanics Lien must be filed within 90 days from last delivering labor or materials.

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Notice of Intent Deadlines

60 DAYS

Notice of Right to Claim Lien within 60 days from first delivering labor or materials. Who must receive the notice depends on the role of the party that hired the party giving notice.

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Mechanics Lien Deadlines

90 DAYS

Washington Mechanics Lien must be filed within 90 days from last delivering labor or materials.

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Lien FAQs

Claim on Bond FAQs

Notice of Intent FAQs

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You can feel confident trusting us to provide the most effective tools in the industry aimed at collecting your hard-earned money.

Because Northwest Lien is based right here in the Great Northwest and only serves local clients, we are the foremost experts in Washington and Oregon lien laws.

Moreover, we are a service-based company. You will never hear any computer voice prompts or have calls and emails go unanswered. Our team is available Mon-Fri 8am-5pm to answer all questions and offer expert advice given your unique situation. Our website makes it easy to research, sign up and order documents you need to help collect payment. We also keep you informed throughout the process with notifications as your documents make their way to being recorded with the appropriate county. We’re with you every step of the way.