Skip to main content Skip to office menu Skip to footer
Capital IconMinnesota Legislature

Office of the Revisor of Statutes

162.04 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 500 art 6 s 13]
Whenever the construction or improvement of any county state-aid highway is to be done by
contract, and the construction or improvement is not financed in whole or in part by federal aid
highway money, the county board shall agree in the contract to pay the contractor on account an
amount not to exceed 95 percent of the value of the work from time to time actually completed as
shown by monthly estimates thereof, made by the county engineer on the basis of the contract
prices, and shall further agree that when the work is 95 percent or more completed upon the
recommendation of the county engineer such portions of the retained price shall be released as
the county board determines are not required to be retained to protect the county's interest in
completion of the contract. In such case it shall be lawful for the county auditor to issue a warrant
on the county treasurer to the contractor for an amount consistent with the above prescribed
limitations of the value of the work so completed and specified in the engineer's monthly estimate
without allowance of a claim therefor by the county board. Failure to pay any amount due and
payable under the terms of the contract within 30 days of a monthly estimate or 90 days after the
final estimate of the value of the work completed shall obligate the county to pay to the contractor
simple interest on the past due amount at an annual rate equal to the Monthly Index of Long Term
United States Bond Yields for the month prior to the month in which this obligation is incurred
plus an additional one percent per annum. Interest shall not be imposed with respect to any
amount which a county may legally withhold as a result of breach of contract or other contractual
claim, or if the delay is caused by the contractor.
History: 1959 c 500 art 3 s 4; 1973 c 437 s 1; 1977 c 144 s 1; 1980 c 464 s 6

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes