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§ 1502. Filing and notice of filing of claim

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 49 P.S. Mechanics' LiensEffective: January 1, 2007

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 49 P.S. Mechanics' Liens
Chapter 6. Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (Refs & Annos)
Article V. Filing and Perfecting Claim; Discharge of Lien
Effective: January 1, 2007
49 P.S. § 1502
§ 1502. Filing and notice of filing of claim
(a) Perfection of Lien. To perfect a lien, every claimant must:
(1) file a claim with the prothonotary as provided by this act within six (6) months after the completion of his work; and
(2) serve written notice of such filing upon the owner within one (1) month after filing, giving the court, term and number and date of filing of the claim. An affidavit of service of notice, or the acceptance of service, shall be filed within twenty (20) days after service setting forth the date and manner of service. Failure to serve such notice or to file the affidavit or acceptance of service within the times specified shall be sufficient ground for striking off the claim.
(b) Venue; Property in More Than One County. Where the improvement is located in more than one county, the claim may be filed in any one or more of said counties, but shall be effective only as to the part of the property in the county in which it has been filed.
(c) Manner of Service. Service of the notice of filing of claim shall be made by an adult in the same manner as a writ of summons in assumpsit, or if service cannot be so made then by posting upon a conspicuous public part of the improvement.


1963, Aug. 24, P.L. 1175, No. 497, art. V, § 502. Amended 2006, June 29, P.L. 210, No. 52, § 3, effective Jan. 1, 2007.
49 P.S. § 1502, PA ST 49 P.S. § 1502
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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