CA Civ Code Section 8304

A design professional is not entitled to a lien under this chapter unless all of the following conditions are satisfied:


The work of improvement for which the design professional provided services has not commenced.


The landowner defaults in a payment required under the contract or refuses to pay the demand of the design professional made under the contract.


Not less than 10 days before recording a claim of lien, the design professional gives the landowner notice making a demand for payment, and stating that a default has occurred under the contract and the amount of the default.


The design professional records a claim of lien. The claim of lien shall include all of the following information:


The name of the design professional.


The amount of the claim.


The current owner of record of the site.


A legal description of the site.


Identification of the building permit or other governmental approval for the work of improvement.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 8304’s source at ca​.gov