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File A Mechanics Lien in Cook County, Illinois

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Everything you need to know about filing a mechanics lien in Cook County, Illinois. Filing a mechanics lien is an effective way to get paid in the construction industry - but how? Are there special …

Everything you need to know about filing a mechanics lien in Cook County, Illinois. Filing a mechanics lien is an effective way to get paid in the construction industry - but how? Are there special rules applicable to just Illinois? Are there special tricks or tips you should know to file in Cook County, which includes the Chicago area?

This presentation explains why mechanics liens are so effective, what the notice and filing requirements are in Illinois, and what you specifically need to know about Cook County and the Cook County recorders office to get your mechanics lien claim filed.

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  • 1. Cook County, IllinoisFile A Mechanics LienAnd Get Paid PUBLISHED BY
  • 2. WHY LIEN? Because It Works.Illinois has strong mechanicslien laws in place to protectyou against non-payment.It’s the absolute mosteffective way to get paid.
  • 3. NOTICESYou May Need A Notice of Intent If you did not contract with the property owner, you must deliver a “Notice of Intent to Lien” within 90 days of last furnishing labor or materials to the project. Send to the owner via certified mail, return receipt requested, with restricted delivery
  • 4. TICK TOCK File Sooner Than LaterYou can file a mechanicslien within 2 years ofcompleting work, but getthe best protection if filedwithin 4 months ofcompletion. Sooner isbetter than later.
  • 5. COOK of Deeds Office Recorder COUNTY Cook County Recorder of Deeds 118 North Clark Street, Rm 120 Chicago, Illinois 60602 (312) 603-6425This is where you’ll file http://cookrecorder.com/your Cook CountyMechanics Lien
  • 6. INFORMATION You’ll Need To Know1. If you send yourmechanics lien to CookCounty by mail it won’tget recorded fast. Use:- FedEx- Private Courier- In-Person- eFile (with zlien)
  • 7. INFORMATION You’ll Need To Know2. Use Letter SizedPaper, Not Legal3. Provide Extra Copyand Self AddressedEnvelope To Get CopyReturned To You
  • 8. E-FilingYou can eFILE YOUR COOK COUNTY MECHANICS LIEN BYelectronically file FILING WITH ZLIENa mechanics lienin Cook County,Illinois, but youmust be anauthorized e-filing submitter.
  • 9. Why Waste Time& Risk Mistake?
  • 10. Trusted By Thousands
  • 11. It’s This Easy
  • 12. Summary: •Don’t send your Cook County mechanics lien by mail - it will take •Mechanics lien claims are effective. too long to get filed •If you didn’t contract with the owner, •Save your time and avoid the risk of you’ll have to deliver a notice of intent mistake by using a professional lien service to file your Cook County, •Mechanics liens in Cook County Illinois Mechanics Lien Claim must be recorded within 2 yrs of completion, but best protection if recorded within 4 months of completion. PUBLISHED BY

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