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Delaware Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice as a general contractor in Delaware, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the residential project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
180 days from completion

Claim of Mechanic's Lien

A Claim of Mechanic's Lien must be sent within 180 days of the last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the project in most cases. Delaware title 25 § 2711 outlines some other, more rare deadlines for a Mechanic's Lien. It is also important to know that the lien and enforcement deadlines of the lien, are the same. To avoid missing a deadline, best business practice is for the general contractor to file the lien 90 days from the last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Delaware residential project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Mechanic's Lien

A Claim of Mechanic's Lien must be filed by the subcontractor within 120 days of last labor and/or materials to the Delaware project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for a supplier to send a Preliminary Notice for a residential project in Delaware, it is best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Mechanic's Lien

In Delaware, the supplier must file a Claim of Mechanic's Lien within 120 days of last labor and/or materials to the residential project.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required, with exceptions

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice, it is best business practice to do so as a general contractor on the commercial project. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the Delaware project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
180 days from completion

Claim of Mechanic's Lien

A Claim of Mechanic's Lien must be sent by the general contractor within 180 days last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the commercial project in most cases. Delaware title 25 § 2711 outlines some other, more rare deadlines for a Mechanic's Lien. It is also important to know that the lien, and enforcement deadlines of the lien, are the same. To avoid missing a deadline, the best business practice is to file the lien 90 days from the last furnishing labor and/or materials.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for subcontractors to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the commercial project and helps you get paid faster in Delaware.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Mechanic's Lien

In Delaware, a Claim of Mechanic's Lien must be filed by the subcontractor within 120 days of last labor and/or materials to the commercial project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for a supplier to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so in Delaware for commercial jobs. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Mechanic's Lien

A Claim of Mechanic's Lien must be filed by the supplier within 120 days of last labor and/or materials to the Delaware commercial project.

What is your role on the project?
Statutory Documents are not required for General Contractors
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although in Delaware it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice as a subcontractor, it is the best business practice to do so. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the state project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
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Claim on Bond

There is no specific deadline for subcontractors working on state jobs in Delaware. Review the bond.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice, it is the best business practice to do so as a supplier to a Delaware state project. Sending a Preliminary Notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
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Claim on Bond

There is no specific deadline for suppliers working on state jobs in Delaware. Review the bond.

What is your role on the project?
Statutory Documents are not required for General Contractors
Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice for federal projects, it is best practice for subcontractors to do so. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Miller Act Notice

Miller Act Notice needs to be sent by the subcontractor 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the federal project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for suppliers to send a preliminary notice, it is best practice to do so for federal projects. Sending a preliminary notice advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Miller Act Notice

A Miller Act Notice is required to be sent by the supplier 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the federal project.

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