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Law Offices of Frank Satalino
19 Velarde Court
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Phone: (949) 735 7604
Fax: (949) 459 5789
Email: fas@satalinolaw.com

 
 

Construction Claims- Time Chart

I. Private Jobs

Mechanics Liens

  1. 20 day preliminary Notice - within 20 days after your commencing work.
  2. Record Mech Lien - within 30 days of recorded notice of completion; or within 90 days if no notice of completion recorded for project.
  3. File Lawsuit - within 90 days of recording mechanics lien.

Stop Notice (Private- Bonded)

  1. 20 day preliminary Notice - within 20 days after commencing ork.
  2. Serve Stop Notice - within 30 days of recorded notice of completion; or within 90 days if no notice of completion recorded for project.
  3. File Lawsuit- Within 90 - 120 days after time for lien expires (90, plus 30 (if NOC) or plus 90 days (if no NOC).

Bond Claim (Private- Payment Bond)

  1. 20 day preliminary Notice - within 20 days after your commencing work.
  2. Record Lien/Provide notice to surety - within lien period.
  3. File Lawsuit - Within 6 months after project completion.

II. Public Jobs

Stop Notice

  1. 20 day preliminary Notice - within20 days after commencing work.
  2. Serve Stop Notice - within 30 days of notice of completion/acceptance; or 90 days if no recorded notice of completion
  3. File Lawsuit - Within 90 days after end of stop notice filing Period ( 90 days, plus 30 days if notice of completion, or plus 90 days if no notice of completion)

Payment Bond

  1. 1a. 20 day preliminary Notice - within 20 days after commencing work, OR
    1b. BOND NOTICE within 15 days after notice of completion recorded, or 75 days after actual completion.
  2. File Lawsuit within 6 months after expiration for time to file stop notice – ( 6 months plus 90 days).