Mechanics Lien Act
Mechanics Lien Act. Public Act 97-966 (Althoff, R-Crystal Lake; Tyron, R-Crystal Lake) requires work to be done or materials furnished within three years for residential property and five years for any other kind of property. Senate Bill 3792 sunsets on January 1, 2016, and the limitation then reverts to three years for any kind of property at that time. Effective January 1, 2013.