Liens are a necessary part of collecting your funds, but the process of filing them can be confusing and misleading. You must be sure the rules you follow are the proper ones for your state to verify that the construction lien you file will be valid. We’re here to take away the complexity and confusion and give it to you straight. If you work in Nevada and need to know the lien laws, this is the spot for you. Here, we break down exactly what the state of Nevada requires for you to properly file a valid construction lien or bond claim.
How to File a Valid Lien in Nevada:
- You must be a Nevada licensed Contractor to have lien rights.
- You must have supplied $500 or more of work and/or materials.
- Place 2* and below Contractors and Material Suppliers must send the Owner and Place 1* Contractor notice of right to lien within thirty (30) days of the first time work was performed and/or materials supplied.
- Place 2* Contractors and Material Suppliers must send an intent to lien to the Owner and the Place 1* Contractor fifteen (15) days before filing a lien.
- You must file your lien within ninety (90) days of the last work performed and/or materials supplied.
- You must send a copy of the lien that was filed to the Owner and Place 1* Contractor within thirty (30) days of filing the lien.
- You must file suit to enforce your lien within six (6) months of it being filed and you must wait thirty (30) days after the lien is filed to file suit.
How to Have a Valid Bond Claim in Nevada:
- Payment bonds are required on public projects of more than $100,000.
- Place 3* and below Contractors and Material Suppliers must send notice to the Place 1* Contractor within thirty (30) days of first work and/or supplying materials.
- Place 3* and below Contractors and Material Suppliers must send notice of unpaid amounts to the Place 1* Contractor within ninety (90) days of last work performed and/or material supplied.
- You must bring suit to enforce your bond claim within one (1) year from the date the last work was performed and/or material supplied.
If you work in Nevada, filing your liens in accordance with the above rules is integral. Your company’s continuation is relying on your ability to bring in income, and construction liens are your leverage. If you’d like someone else to take care of filing your construction lien or bond, and do it the right way, contact a professional Nevada lien attorney who is experienced with construction law to take care of it for you. Our sister company, The Cromeens Law Firm, has a 90% success rate of collections before having to foreclose on a lien, saving you costly legal fees. Get paid what you are owed. File your construction lien the right way, take care of your bonds on the front end, and protect the future of your company.
*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.