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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 44A: Statutory Liens and Charges.

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Article 1 - Possessory Liens on Personal Property. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-1 44A-1. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-2 44A-2. Persons entitled to lien on personal property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-3 44A-3. When lien arises and terminates.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-4 44A-4. Enforcement of lien by sale.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-5 44A-5. Proceeds of sale.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-6 44A-6. Title of purchaser.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-6.1 44A-6.1. Action to regain possession of a motor vehicle or vessel.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Statutory Liens on Real Property. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-7 44A-7. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-8 44A-8. Mechanics', laborers', and materialmen's lien; persons entitled to claim of lien on real property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-9 44A-9. Extent of claim of lien on real property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-10 44A-10. Effective date of claim of lien on real property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-11 44A-11. Perfecting claim of lien on real property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-11.1 44A-11.1. Lien agent; designation and duties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-11.2 44A-11.2. Identification of lien agent; notice to lien agent; effect of notice.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-12 44A-12. Filing claim of lien on real property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-12.1 44A-12.1. No docketing of lien unless authorized by statute.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-13 44A-13. Action to enforce claim of lien on real property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-14 44A-14. Sale of property in satisfaction of judgment enforcing claim of lien on real property or upon order prior to judgment; distribution of proceeds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-15 44A-15. Attachment available to lien claimant.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-16 44A-16. Discharge of record claim of lien on real property.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-17 44A-17: Repealed by Session Laws 2012-175, s. 5, effective January 1, 2013.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-18 44A-18. Grant of lien upon funds; subrogation; perfection.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-19 44A-19. Notice of claim of lien upon funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-20 44A-20. Duties and liability of obligor.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-21 44A-21. Pro rata payments.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-22 44A-22. Priority of liens upon funds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-23 44A-23. Contractor's claim of lien on real property; perfection of subrogation rights of subcontractor.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24 44A-24. False statement a misdemeanor and grounds for disciplinary action against a licensed contractor or qualifying party.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.1 44A-24.1. Short title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.2 44A-24.2. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.3 44A-24.3. Commercial real estate lien.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.4 44A-24.4. When lien attaches to commercial real estate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.5 44A-24.5. Lien notice; content.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.6 44A-24.6. When lien claim release or satisfaction to be filed.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.7 44A-24.7. Lien claimant to mail copy of notice of lien to owner by certified mail.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.8 44A-24.8. Enforcing lien.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.9 44A-24.9. Complaint; content; parties' foreclosure action; procedure.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.10 44A-24.10. Lien extinguished for lien claimant failing to file suit or answer in pending suit within 30 days after service on owner.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.11 44A-24.11. Satisfaction or release of lien.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.12 44A-24.12. Cost of proceeding to be paid by nonprevailing party.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.13 44A-24.13. Discharge of lien.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-24.14 44A-24.14. Priority of lien under this Part.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Model Payment and Performance Bond. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-25 44A-25. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-26 44A-26. Bonds required.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-27 44A-27. Actions on payment bonds; service of notice.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-28 44A-28. Actions on payment bonds; venue and limitations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-29 44A-29. Limitation of liability of a surety.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-30 44A-30. Variance of liability; contents of bond.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-31 44A-31. Certified copy of bond and contract.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-32 44A-32. Designation of official; violation a misdemeanor.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-33 44A-33. Form.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-34 44A-34. Construction of Article.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-35 44A-35. Attorneys' fees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-36 through 44A-39 44A-36 through 44A-39. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Self-Service Storage Facilities. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-40 44A-40. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-41 44A-41. Self-service storage facility owner entitled to lien.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-42 44A-42. When self-service storage facility lien arises and terminates.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-43 44A-43. Enforcement of self-service storage facility lien.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-44 44A-44. Right of redemption; good faith purchaser's right; disposition of proceeds; lienor's liability.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-44.1 44A-44.1. Possession vested in occupant.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-45 44A-45. Article is supplemental to lien created by contract.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-46 44A-46. Application.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-47 44A-47: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-48 44A-48: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-49 44A-49: Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - Aircraft Labor and Storage Liens. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-50 44A-50. Definitions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-55 44A-55. Persons entitled to a lien on an aircraft.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-60 44A-60. Notice of lien on an aircraft.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-65 44A-65. Notice of lien filed by the clerk of court.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-70 44A-70. Priority of a lien on an aircraft.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-75 44A-75. Termination of a lien on an aircraft.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-80 44A-80. Fees.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-85 44A-85. Enforcement of lien by sale.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 44A-90 44A-90. Title of purchaser.[HTML] [RTF]