Maine Mechanics Lien Laws

In the state of Maine, specific state statutes cover lien claims and enforcement of lien claims.  Any individual or entity involved in the construction industry in the state of Maine should be aware of these important statutes, including their deadlines, to ensure appropriate claim to liens on a given property or project in the event of non-payment.

Notice Requirements for Mechanics Liens in Maine

Primary Contractors

In the state of Maine, primary contractors are not legally bound to giving preliminary notice to enforce their rights to claim a lien.  All claims of lien actions taken by a primary contractor in Maine must occur within one hundred and twenty (120) days of the last date of materials or services being rendered at a given site.

Sub Contractors

No preliminary lien notice is required in the state of Maine for sub contractors.  Claims of lien require filing lien claim statements and sending copy of this statement to project owner no later than ninety (90) days after the last day of providing service or material to site.  Any civil action on behalf of sub contractors must begin and be filed no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days after last day of material or service supply.

Materials Suppliers

Materials suppliers in the state of Maine are not required by law to give preliminary notice.  Claim of lien action by materials suppliers requires lien claim statements being filed by ninety (90) days after the finishing of a project, and requires copy to be sent to project owner.  Any ensuring civil action must be filed before one hundred and twenty (120) days lapses from last date of service or supply on project, similar to the terms of the sub contractor lien law obligations in Maine.

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