Missouri Lien Laws

In the state of Missouri, lien laws are in place to protect the interests of individual construction workers and construction companies following or during the process of completing a project. In the event of non-payment or other forms of payment disputes, reliance on right to make claim on lien on the state of Missouri may be required. For this reason, it is essential to adhere to all lien notice requirements, including filing timelines and other procedural tasks to ensure compensation for labor and materials supplied.

Primary Contractors in Missouri

Primary contractors in the state of Missouri have to file disclosure notice including specific statutory language needed and serve this notice to owner before date of first payment. Primary contractors wishing make claims on liens must file statement of lien no more than six (6) months after the date that an owner has accrued a debt with the lienor. Any suits to foreclose on a property by a primary contractor in Missouri must begin no later than six (6) months after the filing of the statement of lien.

Sub Contractors in Missouri

Sub contractors are required to give preliminary lien notice to owners more than ten (10) days before filing any lien statement. Sub contractors wishing to claim on lien must file lien statement not more than six (6) months after the first date that payment for sub contracting services was owed by owner. Any civil action to foreclose on lien requires the action begin no later than six (6) months of the lien statement filing.

Materials Suppliers in Missouri

Materials suppliers in the state of Missouri are required by law to adhere to the same procedures and timeline for lien notice and claim of lien as sub contractors. These important highlights include:

  • Notice of preliminary lien filed to owner not less than ten (10) days before filing of actual lien claim
  • Lien statement must be filed within six (6) months of the date of expected payment that did not occur
  • Actions foreclose on lien must occur within six (6) months of the lien statement filing

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