USA Statutes : washington
Title : Liens
Chapter : Lien for labor and services on timber and lumber
RCW 60.24.030Lien on lumber "Lumber" defined.Every person performing work or labor or assisting in manufacturing saw logs and other timber into lumber and shingles, has a lien upon such lumber while the same remains at the mill where it was manufactured, or in the possession or under the control of the manufacturer, whether such work or labor was done at the instance of the owner of such logs or his agent or any contractor or subcontractor of such owner. The term lumber, as used in this chapter, shall be held and be construed to mean all logs or other timber sawed or split for use, including beams, joists, planks, boards, shingles, laths, staves, hoops, and every article of whatsoever nature or description manufactured from saw logs or other timber.[1893 c 132 § 2; 1893 c 10 § 1; RRS § 1163. Prior: Code 1881 § 1942; 1877 p 217 § 4. Formerly RCW 60.24.010, part.] RCW 60.24.033Lien on real property for labor or services on timber and lumber.The lot tract, parcel of land, or any other type of real property or real property improvements upon which the type of activities listed in RCW 60.24.020, 60.24.030, or 60.24.035 are to be performed, or so much property thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the lien and the judgment thereon, to be determined by the court on rendering judgment in a foreclosure of lien, shall also be subject to the lien to the extent of its interest of the persons who in their own behalf, or through any of their agents, caused any of the types of activities listed in RCW 60.24.020, 60.24.030, or 60.24.035.[1986 c 179 § 1. Formerly RCW 60.04.045.] RCW 60.24.035Lien for stumpage.Any person who shall permit another to go upon his timber land and cut thereon saw logs, spars, piles or other timber, has a lien upon the same for the price agreed to be paid for such privilege, or for the price such privilege would be reasonably worth in case there was no express agreement fixing the price.[1893 c 132 § 3; RRS § 1164. Prior: Code 1881 § 1943; 1877 p 217 § 5. Formerly RCW 60.24.060.] RCW 60.24.038Priority of lien.The liens provided for in this chapter are preferred liens and are prior to any other liens, and no sale or transfer of any saw logs, spars, piles or other timber or manufactured lumber or shingles shall divest the lien thereon as herein provided, and as between liens provided for in this chapter those for work and labor shall be preferred: PROVIDED, That as between liens for work and labor claimed by several laborers on the same logs or lot of logs the claim or claims for work or labor done or performed on the identical logs proceeded against to the extent that said logs can be identified, shall be preferred as against the general claim of lien for work and labor recognized and provided for in this chapter.[1893 c 132 § 4; RRS § 1165. Prior: Code 1881 § 1944; 1877 p 217 § 6. Formerly RCW 60.24.090.] RCW 60.24.075Claims Contents Form.Every person, within sixty days after the close of the rendition of the services, or after the close of the work or labor mentioned in the preceding sections, claiming the benefit hereof, must file for record with the county auditor of the county in which such saw logs, spars, piles, and other timber were cut, or in which such lumber or shingles were manufactured, a claim containing a statement of his demand and the amount thereof, after deducting as nearly as possible all just credits and offsets, with the name of the person by whom he was employed, with a statement of the terms and conditions of his contract, if any, and in case there is no express contract, the claim shall state what such service, work, or labor is reasonably worth; and it shall also contain a description of the property to be charged with the lien sufficient for identification with reasonable certainty, which claim must be verified by the oath of himself or some other person to the effect that the affiant believes the same to be true, which claim shall be substantially in the following form: . . . . . . Claimant, vs. . . . . . .
Notice is hereby given that . . . . . . of . . . . . . county, state of Washington, claims a lien upon a . . . . . . . . . of . . . . . ., being about . . . . . . in quantity, which were cut or manufactured in . . . . . . county, state of Washington, are marked thus . . . . . ., and are now lying in . . . . . . . . ., for labor performed upon and assistance rendered in . . . . . . said . . . . . .; that the name of the owner or reputed owner is . . . . . .; that . . . . . . employed said . . . . . . to perform such labor and render such assistance upon the following terms and conditions, to wit: The said . . . . . . agreed to pay the said . . . . . . for such labor and assistance . . . . . .; that said contract has been faithfully performed and fully complied with on the part of said . . . . . ., who performed labor upon and assisted in . . . . . . said . . . . . . for the period of . . . . . .; that said labor and assistance were so performed and rendered upon said . . . . . . between the . . . . day of . . . . . . and the . . . . day of . . . . . .; and the rendition of said service was closed on the . . . . day of . . . . . ., and sixty days have not elapsed since that time; that the amount of claimant's demand for said service is . . . . . .; that no part thereof has been paid except . . . . . ., and there is now due and remaining unpaid thereon, after deducting all just credits and offsets, the sum of . . . . . ., in which amount he claims a lien upon said . . . . . . . . . The said . . . . . . also claims a lien on all said . . . . . . now owned by said . . . . . . of said county to secure payment for the work and labor performed in obtaining or securing the said logs, spars, piles, or other timber, lumber, or shingles herein described. State of Washington, county of . . . . . . ss. . . . . . . being first duly sworn, on oath says that he is . . . . . . named in the foregoing claim, has heard the same read, knows the contents thereof, and believes the same to be true.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this . . . . day of . . . . . .
[1986 c 179 § 2; 1893 c 132 § 7; RRS § 1168. Prior: Code 1881 § 1947; 1879 p 100 § 4; 1877 p 217 § 9. Formerly RCW 60.24.050.]