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Who may record a Notice of Lien?

General contractors, subcontractors (first and second tier), suppliers (first tier), architects, engineers and designers.

What information must the Notice of Lien Contain?

The Notice of Lien must include the following information:

  1. The name, address, and phone number of the lien claimant;
  2. The name of the debtor,
    1. i.e. the person who purchased the claimant's labor or material;
  3. The name of the reputed owner;
  4. Then name of the record owner;
  5. The amount of the claim;
  6. A description of the property;
  7. A verification.

When must the Notice of Lien be recorded?

The lien should be recorded within ninety (90) days after last furnishing labor or material.

Where is the Notice of Lien Recorded?

The lien must be recorded in the office of the country recorder in the county where the property is located.

Does a copy of the lien have to be sent to anyone?

Yes. A copy of the lien must be served to the record owner within five (5) days after it is recorded.

The notice of lien must be sent by certified mail, postage prepaid.

Am I entitled to recover attorney fees or costs for preparing and recording a lien?


After a Notice of Lien is recorded, must any further action be taken to collect?

Yes, within six (6) months after the lien is recorded, the lien must be enforced by filing a lawsuit foreclosing the lien.

What is the priority of a lien in Idaho?

In Idaho, liens relate back to the date of commencement of work and are on equal footing with one another.


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