An Arkansas mechanic’s lien form provides tradespersons and materialmen a legal means of collecting payment for unpaid work or materials furnished on a construction site. A mechanic’s lien is recorded by the unpaid party (called the “claimant”) with the circuit court in the county where the property is located. Through this recording process, the claimant stakes an interest in the land or real estate for the amount they’re owed.
For projects involving commercial property or for residential real estate consisting of five (5) or more units, a notice of intent to lien must be served on the property owner within seventy-five (75) days after the services or materials were provided (see § 18-44-115(b)(6) for notice requirements). In addition, all claimants must give the owner ten (10) days’ notice before recording the lien.