Below is an overview of the preliminary steps for filing a mechanic’s lien in the state of Utah.
- Upfront Notice:
- Preliminary Notice:
- A preliminary notice must be filed in the State Construction Registry within 20 days of first delivery or work on the job.
- To guarantee valid information on your Preliminary Notice, it should be filed against the General Contractor Preliminary Notice.
- Only one notice is required per each single original contract for the project regardless if performed for multiple subcontractors.
- Follow-up Notice (if not paid): There is no statutory follow-up notice.
- Same handlings as for Commercial jobs.
- A preliminary notice must be filed in the State Construction Registry within 20 days of first delivery or work on the job or within 20 days of the filing of a Notice of Commencement if none is initially available.
- The preliminary notice is not required if working directly for the owner or owner/builder.
- A Notice of Commencement must be recorded in the State Construction Registry in order to file the preliminary notice. It is used to create the preliminary notice on public jobs. BICA’s first action will be to search for the Notice of Commencement on the job, and research and verify job data if needed to locate it.
Throughout our site you can find more resources on the process of filing mechanic’s liens and preliminary notices. If you’re ready to get started, be sure to reach out to us on our contact page, or call us at (800) 722-2422.