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Acquiring Construction Payment Bond Rights in Wyoming

In Wyoming, you need to send the general contractor a notice of your right to make a claim on the bond.  This notice has to be sent to the general contractor by certified mail no later than sixty (60) days after your first work.  If you do not send this notice, you may not have the right to make a claim on the bond.  However, in order for the general contractor to make this notice mandatory, the jobsite must be posted with an advisory to subs and suppliers which states:
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How to file a Wyoming Bond Claim for Public Projects

Property owned by Federal, State, County, or City, are considered public projects, and will therefore require a Bond Claim to be filed instead of a Lien Claim.
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Wyoming Construction Payment Bond Claims

If you are a Subcontractor or Supplier who needs to file a Payment Bond Claim in Wyoming there are a few unique steps that you need to be aware of to do so.  For instance, Wyoming does not have a specific deadline for you to send the claim to the general contractor or bonding company, but, like other states, the deadline for filing a lawsuit is one (1) year after your last date of work. 
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Wyoming Construction Lien Law: Wyoming Mechanics Lien Notice

In Wyoming, contractors and suppliers have several requirements in order to obtain and enforce construction lien rights. First, contractors and suppliers are required to provide property owners with a preliminary notice:
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How to file a Construction Lien in Wyoming

In Wyoming, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers who are furnishing construction services for private projects must file a Preliminary Notice in order to file a Construction Lien, also called a Mechanics Lien.  Wyoming Preliminary Notices must be filed within 30 calendar days after your first furnishing of labor, equipment, materials, or services (a Preliminary Notice can be filed before your work begins).  If you do not file within 30 calendar days you will not acquire lien rights on the project.  Therefore, the first step in filing a Construction Lien is to file a Preliminary Notice. 
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Wyoming Lien Law: Wyoming Notice of Lien

In Wyoming, contractors and suppliers have several requirements in order to obtain and enforce lien rights on property. First, contractors and suppliers are required to provide property owners with a preliminary notice and this notice is required to include the legal description for the property.  The notice is due within 30 days of the contractor or suppliers’ first work or furnishing of materials.  Once a contractor or supplier decides to file a lien, they are required to give the owner 20 days’ notice of intent.  After the 20 days’ notice of intent has been given, then a lien can be filed subcontractor liens are due within 120 days of last work and general contractors liens are due within 150 days of last work.  In the lien statement, Wyoming has certain unique requirements including an itemization of the amounts claimed, and also a requirement that unpaid invoices and a copy of the contract be attached to the lien. 
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Wyoming Bond Claims

For Subcontractors and Suppliers who may find themselves needing to file Bond Claims in Wyoming, the rules are a little different, but the general procedure is the same.  Wyoming does not have a specific deadline for making the claim, however, just like in Utah and other states the deadline for filing a lawsuit is one year after your last work.  Typically, Payment Bonds have certain procedural requirements listed within them and most of those Bonds require Bond Claims to be filed within 90 after your last work.  Thus, the best policy to have for Wyoming Bond Claims is that you make a claim against the Bond by sending a certified letter to the General Contractor within 90 days of your last work and also a copy to the Bonding Company.  Then you track one year from your last date of work and if you haven’t been paid within that time proceed with litigation.

Social Media: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

As many of our Lien Counsel customers know, we have spent a great deal of time adding content to the website which includes expanding the information available on our social media sites.  Now, in addition to our regular blog posts, we will also be providing information about Lien filings throughout the state every week on Tuesdays.  The filing information will be on a landing page on the Lien Counsel website and links to that landing page will be available on our LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter feeds.  Additionally, once a month we will be including information about contractor discipline handed down by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.  The purpose of this information is to help suppliers be able to know whether any of their customers have had their licenses revoked, placed on probation, or have had other adverse impact from DOPL.  If you follow these links on a regular basis, it will help you to stay tuned on troubled projects throughout the state and also troubled contractors.

Attorney Dana Farmer has been Admitted to the Wyoming State Bar

Attorney Dana Farmer has been Admitted to the Wyoming State Bar and can now practice law in Wyoming.  Dana Farmer focuses his Law practice on Mechanics Liens, Commercial Litigation, & Real Estate & Construction and is the founder of LienCounsel, which also does helps with Lien & Bond rights in the State of Utah, Idaho, & Wyoming. 
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