April 13, 2020
Executive Order Mechanic's Liens (CT)

Pursuant to Executive Order 7G effective March 19, 2020, all non-critical court operations and associated requirements were suspended. Included in the Order was the suspension of time requirements, statutes of limitation or other limitations or deadlines relating to service of processes, court proceedings or court filings. Executive Order 7G included, but was not limited to, a list of specific Chapters of the Connecticut General Statutes impacted by the Order. Omitted from that list was Chapter 847, which contains requirements relating to mechanic’s liens. However, in accordance with the stated intent of Executive Order 7G, it is possible to interpret the Order as tolling the statute of limitation relating to the commencement of a foreclosure of a mechanic’s lien. The validity of a foreclosure commenced more than a year after the recording of a mechanic’s lien is ultimately a decision for a Judge once the Courts resume regular operations. Until such time, a mechanic’s lien that has been of record for more than a year may still be considered the potential subject of a foreclosure action. Agents are advised to contact a CATIC underwriter regarding any mechanic’s lien appearing on title and recorded after March 19, 2019. 
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