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Preliminary Notice

What is a Preliminary Notice?

A Preliminary Notice is a construction notice that subcontractors, equipment lessors, and material suppliers must send at the start of a construction job in order to secure their lien and/or bond claim rights.

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Does your state require a Preliminary Notice? 

43 states  have a required notice in order to secure Lien and Bond Claim rights. Every state has different Preliminary Notice deadline. Does your state require a Preliminary Notice? Check it out on the map below, along with specified deadlines.

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Both private and public projects - statutory notice required.
Private projects- statutory notice required.
No notice required , but it is recommended to send a notice.

How to send a Preliminary Notice?

Some states require you to send a Preliminary Notice within a specific period of time in order to secure your lien and/or bond claim rights.

Preliminary Notices are named differently in different states. For example, in Florida a preliminary notice is called a Notice to Owner (NTO), in Texas it's called a Fund Trapping notice, and in Georgia it's called a Notice to Contractor.

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First, you need the basics

To send a preliminary notice, you need to have your job information like the job address, your first day on the job, the company/person that hired you and the contract amount.

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The second step is easy!

Once you have the information ready with you, sign up to send your preliminary notice in less than 5 minutes. Once your account is active, you can put in all the information and submit your request in a few steps. Easy peasy!

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Relax! We take it from here

A dedicated account manager from SunRay will be assigned to send your preliminary notice within 5 business days.

SunRay’s research team and application provides the following solutions:

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