572.8  Perfection of lien.

A person shall perfect a mechanic's lien by filing with the clerk of the district court of the county in which the building, land, or improvement to be charged with the lien is situated a verified statement of account of the demand due the person, after allowing all credits, setting forth:

1.  The time when such material was furnished or labor performed, and when completed.

2.  The correct description of the property to be charged with the lien.

3.  The name and last known mailing address of the owner, agent, or trustee of the property.

Upon the filing of the lien, the clerk of court shall mail a copy of the lien to the owner, agent, or trustee. If the statement of the lien consists of more than one page, the clerk may omit such pages as consist solely of an accounting of the material furnished or labor performed. In this case, the clerk shall attach a notification that pages of accounting were omitted and may be inspected in the clerk's office.

Section History: Early form

  [R60, § 1851; C73, § 2137; C97, § 3092; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 10277; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 572.8]

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