Colorado Mechanics Lien Laws

Colorado lien laws protect construction workers and contractors from fraud and non-payment during projects. Get to know Colorado's existing lien laws (Colorado Revised Statutes Subsection 38-22-101 et seq).

Notice Requirements for Mechanics Liens in Colorado

Primary Contractors

Primary contractors are required to serve notice of intent to file a lien statement, including the copy of the original lien statement, ten (10) days prior to filing the lien statement. Primary contractors have a total of four (4) months to file the lien statement following the last day of work or supply of materials. In the event of labor by day or by piece without providing materials, lien statements must be filed within two (2) months of improvements or completion. The notice to foreclose on a lien and lis pendens have to be filed within six (6) months of finishing project, improvement, or providing materials.

Sub Contractors

Subcontractors must file notice of intent to file lien statement to owner of property or project ten (10) days before serving the lien statement. Sub contractors have four (4) months to provide lien statement filings after completion of last day of work or supplying materials. Piece or by day sub contractors, not supplying any materials, must serve lien statement within two (2) months of completing project. Actions to foreclose on liens and notice of lis pendens must be served within six (6) months of completion.

Materials Suppliers

Materials suppliers must serve the owner with a notice of intent to file lien statement, alongside a copy of the original lien statement, no less than ten (10) days before filing the actual lien statement. Suppliers must also file lien statements within four (4) months from the last date materials were provided to owner, labor, or jobsite. Notices to foreclose on lien and lis pendens must be noted no more than six (6) months after last date of providing materials.

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