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Mechanic/Contractor’s Lien on Real Property (Nevada):
The Nevada Legislature set forth the procedures for creating and enforcing a mechanics liens in the Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) Chapter 108. Because of the unusual and powerful nature of a mechanics lien, special requirements must be followed in order to rightfully secure a mechanics lien. In general, a contractor or supplier must:
           (1) Provide work or materials valued at $500.00 or more for the repair or improvement of the property;
           (2) Be licensed, if required, to perform the work;
          (3) Timely provide a “Notice of Right to Lien” if he does not have a direct contract with the homeowner; [21 days after completing of                           work and 15 days BEFORE filing the lien]
          (4) Provide a “Notice of Intent To Lien” fifteen (15) days before recording his mechanics lien;
          (5) Timely record his mechanics lien (formally called a “Notice of Lien”); and
          (6) Timely file a lawsuit to foreclose the mechanics lien within six (6) months of recording the lien.  

Pursuant to NRS §108.226(1):

“1. To perfect his lien, a lien claimant must record his notice of lien in the office of the county recorder of the county where the property or some part thereof is located in the form provided in subsection 5: 

(a) Within 90 days after the date on which the latest of the following occurs:

       (1) The completion of the work of improvement; (2) The last delivery of material or furnishing of equipment by the lien claimant for the                    work of improvement; or  (3) The last performance of work by the lien claimant for the work of improvement; or 

       (b) Within 40 days after the recording of a valid notice of completion, if the notice of completion is recorded and served in the    manner                required pursuant to NRS 108.228.

2. The notice of lien must contain:
        (a) A statement of the lienable amount after deducting all just credits and offsets.
        (b) The name of the owner if known.
        (c) The name of the person by whom he was employed or to whom he furnished the material or equipment.
        (d) A brief statement of the terms of payment of his contract.
         (e) A description of the property to be charged with the notice of lien sufficient for identification.
3. The notice of lien must be verified by the oath of the lien claimant or some other person. The notice of lien need not be acknowledged to be recorded.
4. It is unlawful for a person knowingly to make a false statement in or relating to the recording of a notice of lien pursuant to the provisions of this section. A person who violates this subsection is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $5,000 nor more than $10,000.
5. A notice of lien must be substantially in the following form:
        Assessor’s Parcel Numbers
        NOTICE OF LIEN
       The undersigned claims a lien upon the property described in this notice for work, materials or equipment furnished or to be furnished              for the improvement of the property:
        1. The amount of the original contract is: $...........................................................................
        2. The total amount of all additional or changed work, materials and equipment, if any, is: $
        3. The total amount of all payments received to date is: $..................................................
        4. The amount of the lien, after deducting all just credits and offsets, is: $.....................
        5. The name of the owner, if known, of the property is: .....................................................
        6. The name of the person by whom the lien claimant was employed or to whom the lien claimant furnished or agreed to furnish work,                   materials or equipment is: .........................................................................................................
         7. A brief statement of the terms of payment of the lien claimant’s contract is: .............
         8. A description of the property to be charged with the lien is: ........................................

                                                          (Print Name of Lien Claimant)
                                                          By:.......................................................
                                                           (Authorized Signature)
                             State of Nevada)
                             County of ............................................ )
                              ............................................... (print name), being first duly sworn on oath according to law, deposes and says:
                               I have read the foregoing Notice of Lien, know the contents thereof and state that the same is true of my own personal                                          knowledge, except those matters stated upon information and belief, and, as to those matters, I believe them to be                                                true................................................................................
                                (Authorized Signature of Lien Claimant)
                                Subscribed and sworn to before me
                                 this ...... day of the month of ............... of the year.......
                                 ..............................................................................
                                Notary Public in and for the County and State”
Regarding notice of the lien:
NRS §108.227 Service of copy of notice of lien:
 “1. In addition to the requirements of NRS 108.226, a copy of the notice of lien must be served upon the owner of the property within 30 days after recording the notice of lien, in one of the following ways:
(a) By personally delivering a copy of the notice of lien to the owner or resident agent of the owner;
(b) By mailing a copy of the notice of lien by certified mail return receipt requested to the owner at his place of residence or his usual place of business or to the resident agent of the owner at the address of the resident agent; or
(c) If the place of residence or business of the owner and the address of the resident agent of the owner, if applicable, cannot be determined, by:
(1) Fixing a copy of the notice of lien in a conspicuous place on the property;
(2) Delivering a copy of the notice of lien to a person there residing, if such a person can be found; and
(3) Mailing a copy of the notice of lien addressed to the owner at:
(I) The place where the property is located;
(II)The address of the owner as identified in the deed;
(III)The address identified in the records of the office of the county assessor; or
(IV)The address identified in the records of the county recorder of the county in which the property is located.”


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