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Preliminary Notice
Before beginning

Notice of Commencement

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice, it is best 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
90 days from last furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Georgia Claim of Lien must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the General Contractor has filed a Notice of Commencement any subcontractor or supplier must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the job. Because it can be hard to tell when there is or is not a Notice of Commencement you should always file a Notice of Contractor to be safe.

Lien
90 days of last furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Georgia Claim of Lien must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the General Contractor has filed a Notice of Commencement any subcontractor or supplier must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the job. Because it can be hard to tell when there is or is not a Notice of Commencement you should always file a Notice of Contractor to be safe.

Lien
90 days of last furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Georgia Claim of Lien must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

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Notice of Commencement
At start of project

Notice of Commencement

Though not strictly required by the law, it is the best business practice to file a Notice of Commencement (NOC) upon starting any new project. This document compels any subcontractors to send their own notice (a Notice to Contractor) in response within 30 days if they wish to secure Lien rights.

Lien
90 days of last furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Georgia Claim of Lien must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

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

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the General Contractor has filed a Notice of Commencement any subcontractor or supplier must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the job. Because it can be hard to tell when there is or is not a Notice of Commencement you should always file a Notice of Contractor to be safe.

Lien
90 day from last furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Georgia Claim of Lien must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the General Contractor has filed a Notice of Commencement any subcontractor or supplier must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the job. Because it can be hard to tell when there is or is not a Notice of Commencement you should always file a Notice of Contractor to be safe.

Lien
90 days from first furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Georgia Claim of Lien must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

What is your role on the project?
Statutory Documents are not required for General Contractors
Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the General Contractor has filed the required Notice of Commencement any subcontractor or supplier must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the job. Unlike private projects, the Notice of Commencement is not optional on bond claims and so a Notice of Contractor should be sent on every project.

Preliminary Notice
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Non-Payment

File Claim on Bond must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the General Contractor has filed the required Notice of Commencement any subcontractor or supplier must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the job. Unlike private projects, the Notice of Commencement is not optional on bond claims and so a Notice of Contractor should be sent on every project.

Preliminary Notice
90 days from first furnishing

Notice of Non-Payment

File Claim on Bond must be sent within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the 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 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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SunRay has provided us with a partnership to manage construction documents throughout the United States.
Rick Russel
ABC Supply
SunRay will make sure that notices are issued timely, properly, legally. SunRay offers me peace of mind and to my operations
SunRay Customer Testimonial by Mark Kashmanian
Mark Kashmanian
Rams
SunRay helps us collect our money, protect our money. It is user-friendly, provides a lot of information and is easier to keep track of everything that we do online.
Lehman SunRay Testimonial
Mara Kruz
Lehman
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