The Washington office of the Automotive Service Association (ASA) has published a report on state laws regarding mechanic's liens.
A mechanic's lien is a claim against the personal property on which the claimant has performed labor or furnished material for the value of the labor done or materials furnished, the ASA said. Anyone who has furnished labor, services, material or equipment and has properly complied with the notice requirement is entitled to file a mechanic's lien, according to the Bedford-based association.
All 50 states were researched by the ASA, and it was determined that only 34 currently have laws on mechanic's liens. The ASA's report can be accessed through the ``Legislation'' section of the association's Web site, www.asashop.org.