A Nevada mechanic’s lien form is used by construction workers and suppliers to demand payment from delinquent clients by securing an interest in their property. The document should state the amount owed for labor, equipment, and materials, as well as a description of services furnished and the first and last day of work. The mechanic’s lien puts pressure on the owner to make undue payments, as they will find it difficult to sell or refinance the property until the lien is removed from the property’s public record.
To secure lien rights, the contractor/supplier must serve a preliminary notice (a Notice of Intent to Lien) on the property owner within fifteen (15) days after providing labor or materials, but only if the supplier or worker has no direct contact with the property owner.
Laws & Requirements
- Laws: Chapter 108 – Statutory Liens
- Signing Requirements (NRS 108.226(8)): Claimant and Notary Public
- Time Limit for Recording Lien (NRS 108.226(1)):
- Ninety (90) days after the final day of completed work or delivery of material; or
- Forty (40) days after a notice of completion is served.
- Deadline for Enforcing Lien (NRS 109.223): Six (6) months, or up to one (1) year if an extension is granted.