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North Carolina Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
15 days of first furnishing

Notice to Lien Agent

Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days of first furnishing of labor or materials.

Preliminary Notice
30 days of first furnishing

Notice of Contract

A Notice of Contract, while not strictly required, forces any subcontractors or suppliers to state their claim on the project which protects the General Contractor from some liability. It is the best business practice to send both the Notice to Lien Agent and the Notice of Contract at the time of first furnishing labor or materials.

Lien
120 days of last furnishing

Claim of Lien on Real Property

A Claim of Lien on Real Property must be sent within 120 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
15 days from first furnishing

Notice to Lien Agent

Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days of first furnishing of labor or materials.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Lien on Real Property

A Claim of Lien on Real Property must be sent within 120 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
30 days of first furnishing

Notice of Subcontract

A Notice of Subcontract is the required response to a Notice of Contract. Failure to send a Notice of Subcontract reduces the subcontractor and suppliers right to Lien the property. If this Notice is not sent the remote subcontractors and suppliers may only be able to put a Lien on funds, rather than on the real property. This must be filed as soon as possible to secure full Lien rights.

Preliminary Notice
15 days from first furnishing

Notice of Lien Agent

Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days of first furnishing of labor or materials. NOTE: Not required for owner-occupied residential projects

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Lien on Real Property

A Claim of Lien on Real Property must be sent within 120 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice of Subcontract

A Notice of Subcontract is the required response to a Notice of Contract. Failure to send a Notice of Subcontract reduces the subcontractor and suppliers right to Lien the property. If this Notice is not sent the remote subcontractors and suppliers may only be able to put a Lien on funds, rather than on the real property. This must be filed as soon as possible to secure full Lien rights.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice of Contract

A Notice of Contract, while not strictly required, forces any subcontractors or suppliers to state their claim on the project which protects the General Contractor from some liability. It is the best business practice to send both the Notice to Lien Agent and the Notice of Contract at the time of first furnishing labor or materials.

Preliminary Notice
15 days from first furnishing

Notice to Lien Agent

Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days of first furnishing of labor or materials.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Lien on Real Property

A Claim of Lien on Real Property must be sent within 120 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
15 days from first furnishing

Notice to Lien Agent

Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days of first furnishing of labor or materials.

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice of Subcontract

A Notice of Subcontract is the required response to a Notice of Contract. Failure to send a Notice of Subcontract reduces the subcontractor and suppliers right to Lien the property. If this Notice is not sent the remote subcontractors and suppliers may only be able to put a Lien on funds, rather than on the real property. This must be filed as soon as possible to secure full Lien rights.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Lien on Real Property

A Claim of Lien on Real Property must be sent within 120 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
15 days from first furnishing

Notice to Lien Agent

Notice to Lien Agent must be sent within 15 days of first furnishing of labor or materials

Preliminary Notice
30 days from first furnishing

Notice of Subcontract

A Notice of Subcontract is the required response to a Notice of Contract. Failure to send a Notice of Subcontract reduces the subcontractor and suppliers right to Lien the property. If this Notice is not sent the remote subcontractors and suppliers may only be able to put a Lien on funds, rather than on the real property. This must be filed as soon as possible to secure full Lien rights.

Lien
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Lien on Real Property

A Claim of Lien on Real Property must be sent within 120 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
75 days from first furnishing

Notice of Public Subcontract

A Notice of Public Subcontract secures the right to a claim against the bond if a subcontractor or supplier is not paid. This must be sent within 75 days of the first furnishing of labor or materials to the job.

Claim on Bond
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Bond

Claim of Bond must be sent within 120 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.

Claim on Bond
120 days from last furnishing

Claim of Bond

Claim of Bond must be sent within 120 days of last furnishing of labor or materials to the project.

What is your role on the project?

Preliminary Notice

Not applicable, a contractor cannot take action against their own bond.

N/A
Preliminary Notice

Claim on Bond

Not applicable, a contractor cannot take action against their own bond.

N/A
Claim on Bond
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

Claim on Bond

Claim on bond must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials.

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 in Washington, 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

Claim on Bond

Claim on bond must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor or materials.

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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ABC Supply
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Rams
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Mara Kruz
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