Mechanic's Liens: Full Balance Lien States vs. Unpaid Balance Lien States

When securing your mechanic’s lien rights, it’s not enough to file your mechanic’s lien by the statutory deadline. It is also important to know whether you are filing a mechanic’s lien in a state where the mechanic’s lien is generally limited to the unpaid portion of the contract, also known as an Unpaid Balance Lien State.

Check out this infographic to see which states are full balance and which are unpaid balance.

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