Get the Lien Forms you need for construction projects in Michigan. Downloadable, reusable, and affordable so you can use them for every project where you supply labor, services or materials.
Q. Who can file a construction lien in Michigan?
A. The Construction Liens Act provides that any contractor, subcontractor, laborer or supplier who provides labor, materials, or equipment for improvements to real property may acquire a construction lien against the owner or lessee who contracted for the improvements.
Q. What is the deadline for filing a lien claim?
A. The Claim of Lien must be recorded within 90 days of the day on which you last performed labor or services or furnished supplies to the construction project.
You must serve a copy of the recorded Claim of Lien on the homeowner, lessee or designee (if listed on the Notice of Commencement) within 15 days after filing the Claim of Lien. A Proof of Service should also be filed as evidence that all parties have been properly served. Subcontractors, suppliers and laborers should file a Proof of Service of Notice of Furnishing with their Claim of Lien.
This Full Conditional Waiver of Lien form should be used when you receive final payment for your work or materials, to make sure you comply with the Michigan Construction Lien Act.
This is the statutory form required by Â§ 570.115.9(d) of the Act.
The waiver is only effective on the condition that the contractor actually receives payment from the owner, lessee or designee for labor, materials or equipment supplied for improvements to the owner's property.
Sec. 570.1115(3) of the Michigan Construction Lien Act requires a lien claimant to provide a property owner with a partial waiver of lien whenever a progress payment is received for work done or materials supplied.
If you've received a check for a payment that hasn't yet cleared, download this Partial Conditional Waiver of Lien form, fill it in, and give it to the owner or designee.
This is the statutory form as set out in Â§ 570.115.9(b) of the Act.
Protect the lien rights of all the subtrades and suppliers on a construction project by filing this Michigan Sworn Statement of Contractor form.
The Sworn Statement is made by the contractor to give notice of all subcontractors, suppliers and laborers that have provided work, materials or services with respect to improvements to the subject property.
The form includes a copy of Section 570.1110 of the Michigan Construction Lien Act, for your information.