Learning the lien laws for your state is integral in ensuring you are paid what you are owed for the work you do. If you want to collect, you must understand the laws of your state and put them into practice. We’re here to take away the complexity and confusion and give it to you straight. If you work in Connecticut and need to know the lien and bond claim laws, this is the site for you. Here, we break down exactly what the state of Connecticut requires for you to properly file a valid construction lien or bond claim.
How to File a Bond Claim in Connecticut
- There must be a bond on public projects in excess of $100,000. Place 4* and below Contractors and Material Suppliers do not have bond claim rights.
- You must serve the notice of claim on the bond company and the Place 1* Contractor within one hundred and eighty (180) days of the last date worked and/or material supplied.
- You must give the bond company ninety (90) days to respond to your bond claim before you can file suit.
- You must file suit on the bond within one (1) year of the last day worked and/or material supplied.
How to File a Lien in Connecticut
- Liens must be filed within ninety (90) days of the last day worked and/or material supplied.
- You must send notice of the lien that is filed.
- If the Owner and/or Contractor reside in the same town as the project, the notice of the lien must be personally served.
- The lien must be signed by the party that is owed the money, not their attorney.
- You must file suit to foreclose the lien within one (1) year of it being filed.
If you work in Connecticut, ensure you know your construction lien laws and make sure you follow them. The validity of your lien or bond claims determines whether you can enforce your pay, and you deserve to be paid for the work you do. If you’d prefer someone else to take care of filing your lien or bond claim, and do it the right way, contact a professional Connecticut lien attorney who is experienced with construction law. Our sister company, The Cromeens Law Firm, has a lien and collections team ready to take care of it for you. Don’t short yourself what you are owed by neglecting your liens. Stay ahead of the curve and on top of filing them by following your state’s laws.
*The “places” referenced in the rules above correlate to the Construction Food Chain Chart from Karalynn Cromeens’ book,
Quit Getting Stiffed. The chart can be found here to use when following these lien and bond rules.