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Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice as a general contractors, it is best business practice to do so in Maine for residential jobs. 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

Notice of Lien

A Notice of Lien must be filed by the general contractor in the Registry of Deeds within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials. The foreclosure deadline is 120 days so to avoid missing the deadline, the best business practices is to file the lien 60 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the residential job in Maine.

Preliminary Notice
Prior to Performing

Notice to Owner

A Notice to Owner is required to retain full lien rights for subcontractors on residential projects in Maine. This notice must be sent as soon as possible for the Maine project. If the owner pays the general contractor before receiving this notice, you will only be able to collect the "unpaid balance amount."

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Lien

A Notice of Lien must be filed by the subcontractor in the Registry of Deeds within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the residential project in Maine. The foreclosure deadline is 120 days so to avoid missing the deadline, the best business practices is to file the lien 60 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

Preliminary Notice
Prior to Performing

Preliminary Notice

A Notice to Owner is required to retain full lien rights for suppliers on residential projects in Maine. This notice must be sent as soon as possible. If the owner pays the GC before receiving this notice, you will only be able to collect the "unpaid balance amount."

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Lien

A Notice of Lien must be filed by the supplier in the Registry of Deeds within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the residential project. The foreclosure deadline is 120 days so to avoid missing the deadline, the best business practices is to file the lien 60 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Maine project.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

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 to the commercial project in Maine. 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

Notice of Lien

A Notice of Lien must be filed in the Registry of Deeds within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials. The foreclosure deadline for contractors is 120 days so to avoid missing the deadline, the best business practices is to file the lien 60 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the commercial job in Maine.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Preliminary Notice

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

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Lien

A Notice of Lien must be filed in Maine's Registry of Deeds within 90 days from the subcontractor last furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial job in Maine. The foreclosure deadline is 120 days so to avoid missing the deadline, the best business practices is to file the lien 60 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice, 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
90 days from last furnishing

Notice of Lien

A Notice of Lien must be filed by the supplier in Maine's Registry of Deeds within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the commercial job. The foreclosure deadline is 120 days so to avoid missing the deadline, the best business practices is to file the Lien 60 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

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

Preliminary Notice

Although subcontractors are not legally required to send a Preliminary Notice, it is best business practice to do so for state projects in Maine. 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

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be sent by the subcontractor within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the state project in Maine.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended not required

Preliminary Notice

Although it is not a legal requirement to send a Preliminary Notice as a supplier in Maine, it is best business practice to do so for state 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

Claim on Bond

The supplier must send a Claim on Bond within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the state project in Maine.

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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