Penobscot County Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Form (Maine)

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Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Form

Penobscot County Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment Form

Fill in the blank Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment form formatted to comply with all Maine recording and content requirements.
Included Penobscot County compliant document last validated/updated 5/22/2024

Unconditional Lien Waiver of Progress Payment Guide

Penobscot County Unconditional Lien Waiver of Progress Payment Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Penobscot County compliant document last validated/updated 4/15/2024

Completed Example of the Unconditional Waiver and Release of Lien upon Progress Payment Form

Penobscot County Completed Example of the Unconditional Waiver and Release of Lien upon Progress Payment Form

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Penobscot County compliant document last validated/updated 4/12/2024

When using these Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Penobscot County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Penobscot Registry of Deeds

97 Hammond St / PO Box 2070, Bangor, Maine 04401 / 04402-2070

Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday

Phone: (207) 942-8797

Local jurisdictions located in Penobscot County include:

  • Bangor
  • Bradford
  • Bradley
  • Brewer
  • Burlington
  • Carmel
  • Charleston
  • Corinna
  • Corinth
  • Dexter
  • Dixmont
  • East Millinocket
  • East Newport
  • Eddington
  • Etna
  • Exeter
  • Garland
  • Greenbush
  • Hampden
  • Holden
  • Howland
  • Hudson
  • Kenduskeag
  • Kingman
  • Lagrange
  • Lee
  • Levant
  • Lincoln
  • Mattawamkeag
  • Medway
  • Milford
  • Millinocket
  • Newport
  • Old Town
  • Orono
  • Orrington
  • Passadumkeag
  • Patten
  • Plymouth
  • Springfield
  • Stacyville
  • Stetson
  • Stillwater
  • West Enfield
  • Winn

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Forms are NOT emailed to you. Immediately after you submit payment, the Penobscot County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be sent to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Penobscot County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Penobscot County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Penobscot County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Penobscot County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Penobscot County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Maine or Penobscot County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Penobscot County Unconditional Lien Waiver on Progress Payment forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Mechanic's liens are governed under Title 10, Chapter 603 of the Maine Code. A waiver is a forfeiture or "giving up" of a legal right. In this case, the person granting the waiver is giving up the right to seek a mechanic's lien for all or part of the amount due. This assurance is usually enough to get the other party to pay. The Maine Code does not set out statutory forms for waivers, but according to the principles of contract law, the parties may agree to such modifications in writing.

In general, there are four types of waivers: conditional or unconditional, and referring to a partial or final payment. Conditional waivers become effective when the payment is confirmed (paid) by the bank, and offer more protection for the contractor. Unconditional waivers go into effect immediately, regardless of whether or not the payment is confirmed, and offer more protection for the property owner. Partial, or progress payments relate to specific time frames or completed steps in the project. Final payment waivers apply when the responsible party pays the entire balance due.

An unconditional waiver is effective when signed and given to the property owner and waives part of the lien amount representing the partial payment made. Unconditional waivers are effective regardless if payment is actually made. So, if accepting a payment via check, best practices dictate using an unconditional waiver if there are doubts about whether the check will clear the bank.

Lien waivers identify the parties, the location of the project, relevant dates, and amounts paid. Record the signed, notarized waiver in the local recording office, and deliver a certified copy of the recorded document to the property owner.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice from an attorney. Please contact a Maine attorney with any questions about waiving lien rights or anything else with regard to mechanic's liens.

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