Missouri

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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Intent to File Mechanics’ Lien:
      • Required at least 10 days prior to filing a lien.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Existing Residential Property:
      • Courtesy Notice and Request for Notice of Consent:
        • No upfront notice is required.
        • Instead of a generic Courtesy Notice, BICA includes wording to request a copy of the “Consent of Owner”. If the owner does not sign the consent form, claimants have no lien rights.  You will need a copy of the signed form to file a lien.
    • New Residential Property:
      • Notice of Rights:
        • Required to preserve your lien rights in the event the property is sold before you are paid.
        • This notice is filed with the County Recorder
        • BICA also mails a copy to job principals as a courtesy notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Intent to File Mechanics’ Lien:
      • Required at least 10 days prior to filing a lien.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.

 

  • Follow-up Notice: There is no statutory follow-up notice.