North Carolina Lien Law Notice Deadlines

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Deadline to Give Preliminary Notice

Private:

No specific provision. Suggest around the time of first performance

Public:

Not required

2

Deadline to File Claim

Private:

Lien: Within 120 days of last performance

Stop Notice / Contract Funds:
Any time before lien is filed. See summary

Public:

Bond: Within 120 days of last performance

Stop Notice / Contract Funds:
Any time before bond claim is filed

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Deadline to Foreclose

Private:

Lien: Within 180 days of last performance
Stop Notice / Contract Funds: No specific provision. See summary

Public:

Bond: Within 1 year of last performance of any sub or final settlement of the contract
Stop Notice / Contract Funds: No specific provision. See summary

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Common Questions in North Carolina

Do Suppliers to Suppliers Have Lien Rights?

Most likely, but please refer to full summary for details

Is this a full price lien state?

No. Liens and claims are subrogated to amounts owed to higher tier. See summary

The above guidelines are for subcontractors and material suppliers only. General contractors and design professionals may have additional deadlines and should access the Full Summary for notice requirements.

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The Lien Deadline Guides and Lien Law Summaries are provided as a courtesy. Levy • von Beck & Associates, P.S. accepts no liability in connection with reliance thereon or any loss sustained by anyone using or relying on the information contained herein. The Guides and Summaries are designed to provide a framework for understanding and dealing notice requirements and consultation with an attorney is advised.