Massachusetts Mechanic’s Lien Form

Last updated April 13th, 2022

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Massachusetts mechanic’s lien is used by unpaid parties working on a construction project as a means to seek compensation from a property owner. In Massachusetts, two forms need to be filed to claim a mechanic’s lien: the Notice of Contract and the Statement of Account. The notice must include a description of the real property where any labor to materials has been furnished, while the statement provides a description of the property and a “just and true” account of the compensation the claimant is seeking.

It should be noted that contractors who have a written contract with a property owner need to file a different Notice of Contract than that of a subcontractor or sub-subcontractor.

Subcontractors and sub-subcontractors are required to mail their Notice of Contract by certified mail to the property owners. Workers without a direct contract with the contractor must also file a Notice of Identification to the original contractor within thirty (30) days after beginning work on a project to claim a lien.

Related Forms

Massachusetts Notice of Contract (Contractor)  – This notice must be filed by contractors who have entered into an agreement with the property owner. The form must provide the names of both parties and the description of the property where improvements will take place.

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Massachusetts Statement of Account – Contractors may file this statement simultaneously with or after the Notice of Contract is filed. The statement must provide a description of the property, the name(s) of the property owner(s), and the total amount due to the contractor.

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