Filing in NJ: What You Need To Know
New Jersey lien laws differ greatly between residential and commercial projects. It is important to know the difference in order to secure your lien rights properly.
Luckily, in New Jersey you are not required to serve a prelien to secure your rights. If you have a job that you are not getting paid for, you only need to worry about the time limit for filing the lien rather than preliminary requirements.
Commercial Liens: These must be filed within 90 days from the last date of work on a project. Any punch list work done on site will extend this time. The clerks in New Jersey are generally very strict with rejecting late lien documents, so make sure you file on time!