Just off busy Interstate 75 lies the wonderful, small town of Ashburn, Georgia. Although it may be small, Ashburn and surrounding Turner County plays a significant part in the Georgia economy and commerce. That is why, when we expanded our construction law offices to include a South Georgia Offices, we wanted to include Turner County in our regular service area.
Turner County is known for being “fiery”, not because it’s litigious, but because the annual Fire Ant Festival is held in Ashburn each March! But don’t be surprised by Ashburn’s hometown charm, its construction activities are as important as ever to Georgia’s economy and agriculture.
Throughout Georgia, general contractors, specialty trade contractors, construction service professionals (such as foresters, architects, and engineers) look to the construction law attorneys at the Cobb Law Group to help them understand and enforce their rights. Yes, we help clients understand their contracts, we can draft and negotiate contracts, but many clients rely upon our 23 years of experience handling their materialmen liens and payment bond claims issues.
In Georgia, if you have supplied labor, services, equipment or materials on a construction site, but you don’t receive payment, then you may have the ability to:
- file a materialmen’s lien for the value of your labor, services, equipment or materials against a privately-owned construction project, or
- make a claim against the contractor’s payment bond for the value of your labor, services, equipment or materials against a publicly-owned construction project (and, maybe also against certain privately-owned projects).
Subcontractors and suppliers have these unique laws which assist them in collecting the money they are owed; however, in order to take advantage of these great opportunities there are numerous statutory requirements and deadlines which must be meticulously met. Our decades of experience in this very unique field allows us to help you with your claims in Ashburn, Turner County and throughout the state of Georgia. In fact, we can assist you with virtually all of you construction law needs from our office, through our Virtual Law Firm, and using telephone, email and facsimiles. If you have a claim in Turner County–or anywhere else–please contact us today.
Our staff and attorneys can help you collect the money you are owed by preparing and timely filing materialmen’s liens and making claims against the surety for the payment bond. Claims of this nature typically must be made within 90 days of the last day that the labor, services, equipment or suppliers were actually used (or delivered to) the job site. Payment bond claims are typically begun by making a written claim and giving the proper parties notice of the claim; claims of liens, however, are written documents which are filed in the courthouse in the county where the project occurs. Thus, for example, if you shipped materials from another state to a construction project located in Turner County, then you mechanics lien would need to be filed at the Turner County Courthouse in Ashburn. We hope that you find the following information on lien filing in Turner County helpful:
Clerk of Court’s Telephone Number:
Mechanic’s Lien Filing Fees:
$5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page
The information contained on this website is for information purposes only; you are directed to consult with your attorney regarding the risks involved in filing mechanics and materialmen’s liens as well as all other aspects of lien filing including, but not limited to proper forms, conditions precedent, legal descriptions, notice requirements, and the statutes of limitations. Nothing contained herein creates an attorney-client relationship between the Cobb Law Group and you. Furthermore, no warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use or interpretation. Please contact us for further information.