How to File a Construction Lien in Oregon

January 30, 2024

Yo, this article about how to file a construction lien in oregon is lit AF. It’s important AF to know your rights in the construction biz. You work hard for your money, and you should be paid for the labor and materials you provide to a project. But sometimes, clients don’t pay up for a variety of reasons. That’s why, in Oregon, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers have the ability to put a legal claim on property to protect their payment rights. This claim is called a construction lien.

In order to file a lien, the potential claimant must first send a notice of intent to file a lien and comply with all applicable deadlines and requirements. This includes providing the necessary documentation, filing in the appropriate jurisdiction, and serving all parties with an interest in the property (owners, mortgage lenders, general contractors, etc.).

Once the lien has been filed, it can be enforced by a legal action against the property to secure repayment of the outstanding debt. Lien claims also have priority over other types of debt and encumbrances recorded after the lien, which provides an additional level of protection for the claimant.

Filing a construction lien is complex and requires careful coordination of multiple documents, several deadlines, and extensive paperwork. For this reason, it’s best to consult with a local attorney that specializes in lien law to ensure compliance and prevent any potential mistakes from being made. The team at Northwest Lien coordinates and files notices, liens, and releases on a daily basis in Oregon and Washington, and is happy to help bring clarity to this often confusing process.


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