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Georgia Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Preliminary Notice
Before beginning

Notice of Commencement

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a preliminary notice for residential projects in Georgia, it is best practice to do so as a general contractor. 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 filed by the general contractor within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the residential project in Georgia.

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the General Contractor has filed a Notice of Commencement in Georgia, any subcontractors on the job 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 filed by the subcontractor 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 suppliers on the residential job must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the Georgia residential project. 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

In Georgia, the supplier must file a Claim of Lien must within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the residential project.

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Notice of Commencement
At start of project

Notice of Commencement

Though not strictly required by the law, it is best business practice to file a Notice of Commencement (NOC) upon starting any new commercial project in Georgia by the general contractor. 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 filed by the general contractor within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the commercial project.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement for a general contractor to send a preliminary notice in Georgia, it is best practice to do so for commercial projects. 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 subcontractors must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the Georgia commercial 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 filed 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 last furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Georgia Claim of Lien must be filed 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.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Non-Payment

A Claim on Bond must be filed by the subcontractor in Georgia within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the state project.

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

If the general contractor has filed the required Notice of Commencement any supplier must respond with a Notice to Contractor within 30 days of first furnishing of labor or materials to the Georgia state 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.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Non-Payment

A Georgia Claim on Bond must be filed by the supplier within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the state 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

A Miller Act Notice needs to be sent by subcontractors in 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 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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