(770 ILCS 60/25) (from Ch. 82, par. 25)
Sec. 25. Notice to persons not found or not residing in county.
(a) In all cases where the owner of record, his or her agent, architect, or superintendent or lending agency, if known, cannot, upon reasonable diligence, be found in the county in which said improvement is made, or shall not reside therein, the sub-contractor or person furnishing labor, services, material, fixtures, apparatus or machinery, forms or form work may give notice to such persons who cannot be found by filing within 90 days after the completion of his or her contract with the contractor, or if extra or additional work or material is delivered thereafter, within 90 days after the date of completion of such extra or additional work or final delivery of such extra or additional material, in the office of the recorder a claim for lien verified by the affidavit of himself or herself, or his or her agent or employee, which shall consist of a brief statement of his or her contract or demand, and the balance due after allowing all credits, and a sufficient correct description of the lot, lots or tract of land to identify the same. An itemized account shall not be necessary.
(b) The notice recorded pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section shall satisfy the notice requirements of Section 24 of this Act only as to any owner of record, his or her agent, architect, superintendent, or lending agency, if known, who or which cannot, upon reasonable diligence, be found or shall not reside in the county in which said improvement is made. In the event that notice is recorded as provided herein, if such notice complies with Section 7 of this Act it shall also be deemed a claim for lien recorded pursuant to Section 7 of this Act.
(c) The recording of notice pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section shall not constitute an admission by the lien claimant that its status is that of subcontractor if it is later determined that the party with whom the lien claimant contracted was the owner or an agent of the owner.
(Source: P.A. 94-627, eff. 1-1-06.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015