In the state of Indiana, specific timelines and procedures are in place for primary contractors, sub contractors, suppliers, and laborers to collect unpaid wages and costs. Being aware of these timelines and important dates are essential to ensure protecting one’s legal right to make lien claims and enforce action against lien.
Preliminary notice is not required in Indiana for primary contractors, save for special situations regarding owner-occupied dwelling spaces for single families.
Claim of lien by primary contractors requires notice of intent to hold mechanics lien to be filed within ninety (90) days of the last date of providing labor or materials for a given project. The owner must be provided notice of the lien within three (3) days of filing. A mechanics lien is barred unless suit is filed within one (1) year of notice to hold lien is noted, save for situations where an owner gives notice to file suit within thirty (30) days.
Sub contractors in the state of Indian adhere to the same filing schedule and procedures to claim liens as primary contractors. These requirements include:
The lien law requirements and timelines for successful lien claims for materials suppliers in the state of Indiana are the same as those for primary contractors and sub contractors, which are both noted above.