Services For The Trades
MERRITT CREDIT BUREAU,
Inc. assists contractors and suppliers in several aspects of accounts
We help you identify problem jobs
before you become involved, as well as a complete Mechanics Lien and
Notice Preparation Service to help you collect, if necessary.
How can you protect yourself and stay
Get on-line with The Merritt History
Our Merritt History is a search of our selectively compiled database of
Northeast Illinois commercial public records. You can search for
lawsuits, judgments, bankruptcies, federal and state tax liens and
releases and mechanics liens and releases. Our State of Illinois UCC
database is also available.
All of our on-line services are
available with multiple search options and print capabilities. You can
search from anywhere at any time. It's easy and convenient. Before you
take on any new job or customer, arm yourself with the best available
Get on-line with The Merritt
Paying attention to current public records can keep you one step ahead
of problems before they occur, especially in our current hazardous
Our Construction Trades Bulletins,
which are components of our Merritt Intelligence Reports, offer a
unique way to monitor the construction industry in the Northeast
Illinois area. There are two versions of the Construction Trades
Bulletin: one issue covers Cook County records exclusively. A second
issue covers DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will.
Both are available on-line. Both are
published weekly and report current State of Illinois UCC-1 filings,
suits and judgments, Federal and State tax liens and releases,
mechanics liens and releases, bankruptcies, mechanics lien foreclosure
suits, and new Illinois Corporations all relating specifically to the
Call us for Mechanics Lien and Notice
We provide a full range of Mechanics Lien preparation for contractors
and suppliers. The Mechanics Lien and Notice service includes
researching recorded documents to find owners, legal description,
mortgages and tax parcel numbers for any privately owned property in
Illinois on which a mechanics lien must be placed. We then prepare and
send the proper notices and record the lien if needed. For liens that
must be placed on public jobs, we find bonding and all related
information needed to send the proper notices.
Mechanics Lien and Notice Services
Subcontractor's Preliminary Notice of
This Notice is sent to the occupant of an existing owner-occupied
single-family residence advising the occupant that you are providing
materials or labor for construction being performed. This Notice is
sent as a step in preserving your Lien rights.
Subcontractor's Ninety Day Notice of
Statutory Notice is sent to all necessary parties in order to preserve
your Lien rights. Merritt obtains the legal description, finds
ownership and mortgagees, and prepares and sends the Notice to all
Merritt obtains the legal description, find ownership and mortgagees
and prepares and sends the Notice to all necessary parties.
Original Contractor's Lien:
Merritt obtains the legal description, finds ownership and mortgagees
and prepares and records the Lien, sending the Notice to all necessary
Lien on Public Funds / Bonds:
Merritt will prepare and file your Lien against funds for work or
materials provided for publicly owned property. Notice is sent to all
necessary parties to preserve your Lien and Bond claims.
Lien Pursuant to Miller Act / Bonds:
We will prepare and file your Lien against funds for work or materials
provided for federally owned property. Notice is sent to all necessary
parties to preserve your Lien and Bond claims.
Preparation of Release of Lien:
We will prepare and file your Release of Lien after payment of the
Recording costs are not
All notices and liens are
reviewed by our Construction Attorney.
On-site and Extended Service:
We perform name and property searches, corporate / LLC status checks,
bankruptcy checks, court case look-up, document retrieval, personal
service of mechanic's liens and visual inspection of job sites and
delivery points. Additional services are available.
for an excerpt from the
Illinois Mechanics Lien Act concerning notice
requirements go here
for an excerpt from the Illinois Mechanics Lien Act concerning liens
public funds go here
to see the Illinois Public Construction Bond Act go here
Credit Bureau, Inc. at 312.781.9303 / fax 312.781-1999 or