North Carolina Launches Online Lien Agent System

  North Carolina Launches Online Lien Agent System

          LiensNC Protects Purchasers & Lenders on New Construction

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- April 03, 2013

Protecting innocent purchasers and lenders from “hidden” lien rights is about
to improve. Changes to North Carolina’s mechanics’ lien law take effect April
1st. A new online application, LiensNC.com, assists buyers, lenders, closing
attorneys, owners, contractors and subcontractors by providing a transparent
system for identifying who has lien rights for new construction projects
commenced after March 31, 2013.

Owners will now appoint a mechanics’ lien agent, who will track contractors
and subcontractors who choose to file a notice that they are “on the job” and
want to preserve their lien rights in the property being improved.

“LiensNC, LLC, is excited to provide this web-based system to protect buyers
and lenders on new construction and to give contractors, subcontractors and
suppliers a user friendly, real-time way to protect their potential lien
rights,” said Nancy Ferguson, Vice President of Chicago Title Insurance
Company. “This effort was begun in response to significant lawsuits and losses
statewide from hidden liens on new construction.”

LiensNC was developed to provide full disclosure to property owners,
contractors, and other interested parties. It will list the people providing
goods and services to a private property construction project who wish to
preserve their lien rights. LiensNC will assist with preventing liens on
properties by providing a centralized source for project participant
information.

“We are pleased to provide this service and bring convenience to the North
Carolina lien agent appointment process,” said LiensNC Director of Operations,
Kim Tanner, employee of NIC Services, LLC. “We look forward to continuing to
enhance the system to deliver even more efficiencies to the process,” said VP
of NIC Services, LLC, Mukesh Patel.

For more information about LiensNC, visit http://www.liensnc.com. The online
service is a product of a partnership between the LiensNC, LLC and NIC
Services, LLC managed by the eGovernment firm, NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV).

About LiensNC, LLC

LiensNC, LLC is a joint venture of the nine title insurance underwriters who
provide most of the title insurance coverage in North Carolina. The mission
statement of the LLC: “Working to protect mechanics’ lien rights and provide
transparency of information related to real property law through quality and
professional services.”

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of official
government portals, online services, and secure payment processing solutions.
The company's innovative eGovernment services help reduce costs and increase
efficiencies for government agencies, citizens, and businesses across the
country. NIC provides eGovernment solutions for more than 3,500 federal,
state, and local agencies in the United States. Additional information is
available at http://www.egov.com.

About NIC Services, LLC

In 2006, NIC created the wholly owned subsidiary NIC Services in order to
develop consolidated government payment services for all of NIC family of
companies. This experience has allowed NIC to develop a system of operational
best practices that encompass the full lifecycle of payments, from origination
to disbursement to reporting. These practices allow NIC to deliver secure,
reliable, and enterprise payment solution for numerous federal, state, and
local entities.

Contact:

NIC Services, LLC
Kim Tanner, 919-525-4703
kim.tanner@egov.com
or
LiensNC, LLC
Nancy Ferguson, 336-707-4790
nancy.ferguson@ctt.com
 
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