North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 44 Liens

Article 1 - Mechanics', Laborers', and Materialmen's Liens.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 1112, s. 4
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-2 through 44-5.   Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1029, s. 2

Article 1A - Wage Liens.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-5.1.   Wages for two months' lien on assets
    In case of the insolvency of a corporation, partnership or individual, all persons doing labor or service of whatever character in its regular employment...

Article 2 - Subcontractors', etc., Liens and Rights against Owners.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-6.   Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 880, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-7.   Repealed by Session Laws 1943, c. 543
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-8 through 44-13.   Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 880, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-14.   Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1194, s. 6

Article 3 - Liens on Vessels.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-15 through 44-27.   Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1029, s. 2

Article 4 - Warehouse Storage Liens.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-28 through 44-29.   Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 562, s. 6

Article 5 - Liens of Hotel, Boarding and Lodging House Keeper.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-30 through 44-32.   Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1029, s. 2

Article 6 - Liens of Livery Stable Keepers.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-33 through 44-35.   Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1029, s. 2

Article 7 - Liens on Colts, Calves and Pigs.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-36 through 44-37.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 1029, s. 2

Article 8 - Perfecting, Recording, Enforcing and Discharging Liens.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-38.   Claim of lien to be filed; place of filing
    All claims shall be filed in the office of the clerk of superior court in the county where the labor has been performed or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-38.1.   Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 562, s. 7
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-39 through 44-46.   Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 1112, s. 4
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-47.   Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 1185, s. 5
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-48.   Discharge of liens
    All liens created by this Chapter may be discharged as follows: (1) By filing with the clerk a receipt or acknowledgment, signed by the...

Article 9 - Liens upon Recoveries for Personal Injuries to Secure Sums Due for Medical Attention, etc.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-49.   Lien created; applicable to persons non sui juris
    (a) From and after March 26, 1935, there is hereby created a lien upon any sums recovered as damages for personal injury in any...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-49.1.   Recodified as 58-3-135 by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 674, s. 1
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-50.   Receiving person charged with duty of retaining funds for purpose stated; evidence; attorney's fees; charges
    A lien as provided under G.S. 44-49 shall also attach upon all funds paid to any person in compensation for or settlement of the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-50.1.   Accounting of disbursements; attorney's fees to enforce lien rights
    (a) Notwithstanding any confidentiality agreement entered into between the injured person and the payor of proceeds as settlement of compensation for injuries, upon the...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.   Disputed claims to be settled before payments
    Whenever the sum or amount or amounts demanded for medical services or hospital fees shall be in dispute, nothing in this Article shall have...

Article 9A - Liens for Ambulance Service.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.1.   Lien on real property of recipient of ambulance service paid for or provided by county or municipality
    There is hereby created a general lien upon the real property of any person who has been furnished ambulance service by a county or...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.2.   Filing within 90 days required
    No lien created by G.S. 44-51.1 shall be valid but from the time of filing in the office of the clerk of superior court...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.3.   Discharge of lien
    Liens created by this Article may be discharged as follows: (1) By filing with the clerk of superior court a receipt or acknowledgment, signed...

Article 9B - Attachment or Garnishment and Lien for Ambulance Service in Certain Counties.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.4.   Attachment or garnishment for county or city ambulance or county or city supported ambulance service
    Whenever ambulance services are provided by a county, by a county-franchised ambulance service supplemented by county funds, or by a municipally owned and operated...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.5.   General lien for county or city ambulance service
    There is hereby created a general lien upon the real property of any person who has been furnished ambulance service by a county, by...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.6.   Lien to be filed
    No lien created by G.S. 44-51.5 shall be valid but from the time of filing in the office of the clerk of superior court...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.7.   Discharging lien
    Liens created by G.S. 44-51.5 may be discharged as follows: (1) By filing with the clerk of superior court a receipt of acknowledgment, signed...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-51.8.   Counties to which Article applies
    The provisions of this Article shall apply only to Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell,...

Article 10 - Agricultural Liens for Advances.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-52 through 44-64.   Repealed by Session Laws 1965, c. 700, s. 2

Article 11 - Uniform Federal Tax Lien Registration Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-65 through 44-68.   Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 216
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.1 through 44-68.7.   Repealed by Session Laws 1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1047, s. 2
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.8.   Reserved for future codification purposes
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.9.   Reserved for future codification purposes

Article 11A - Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.10.   Short title
    This Article may be cited as the Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act. (1989 (Reg. Sess., 1990), c. 1047, s. 1.)
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.11.   Scope
    This Article applies only to federal tax liens, to other federal liens notices of which under any Act of Congress or any regulation adopted...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.12.   Place of filing
    (a) Notices of liens, certificates, and other notices affecting federal tax liens or other federal liens must be filed in accordance with this Article....
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.13.   Execution of notices and certificates
    Certification of notices of liens, certificates, or other notices affecting federal liens by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States or his...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.14.   Duties of filing officer
    (a) If a notice of federal lien, a refiling of a notice of federal lien, or a notice of revocation of any certificate described...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.15.   Fees
    (a) The fee for filing and indexing each notice of lien or certificate or notice affecting the lien in the Office of the Secretary...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.16.   Uniformity of application and construction
    This Article shall be applied and construed to effectuate its general purpose to make uniform the law with respect to the subject of this...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-68.17.   Liens and notices filed before August 1, 1990
    All liens, notices, certificates, releases and refilings filed before August 1, 1990, to which this Article would otherwise apply if such filing occurred on...

Article 12 - Liens on Certain Agricultural Products.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-69.   Effective period for lien on leaf tobacco sold in auction warehouse
    No chattel mortgage, agricultural lien, or other lien of any nature upon leaf tobacco shall be effective for any purpose for a longer period...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-69.1.   Effective period for liens on peanuts, cotton and grains
    No chattel mortgage, agricultural lien or other lien of any nature upon peanuts, cotton, soybeans, corn, wheat or other grains shall be effective for...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-69.2.   Effective period for liens on fruits and vegetables
    No security interest in or lien on fruits and vegetables sold at a regular sale at an auction market at which the Department of...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-69.3.   Liens on tangible and intangible assets of milk distributors
    (a) A producer, or an association of producers who supplies milk either through an agreement of sale or on consignment to a distributor shall,...

Article 13 - Factors' Liens.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-70 through 44-76.   Repealed by Session Laws 1965, c. 700, s. 2

Article 14 - Assignment of Accounts Receivable and Liens Thereon.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-77 through 44-85.   Repealed by Session Laws 1965, c. 700, s. 2

Article 15 - Liens for Overdue Child Support.

  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-86.   Lien on real and personal property of person owing past-due child support; definitions; filing required; discharge
    (a) Definitions. - As used in this Article, the terms "designated representative", "obligee", and "obligor" have the meanings given them in G.S. 110-129. (b)...
  • N.C. Gen. Stat. § 44-87.   Discharge of lien; penalty for failure to discharge
    (a) Liens created by this Article may be discharged as follows: (1) By the designated representative in IV-D cases, or by the obligee in...

Last modified: March 23, 2014