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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, it is the best business practice to do so for Ohio projects. Sending a notice advises all parties that you are working on the residential project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
60 days from last furnishing

Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien

An Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien must be filed by the general contractor within 60 days of last furnishing labor or materials residential Ohio project.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing

A Notice of Furnishing is required for the subcontractor within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail and the owner is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed, the subcontractor does not have to give a Notice of Furnishing for Ohio residential projects.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing and Request for Notice of Commencement

A Notice of Furnishing is required within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail. The Ohio owner is put on notice and is required to send a copy within 10 days for residential projects in Ohio. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed, subcontractors do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Lien
60 days from last furnishing

Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien

A subcontractor must send an Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 60 days of last furnishing labor or materials to the Ohio residential project.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing

A Notice of Furnishing is required to be sent by the supplier within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials to the Ohio residential job or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail and the owner is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed, suppliers do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Preliminary Notice
21 days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing and Request for Notice of Commencement

A Notice of Furnishing is required within 21 days of the supplier first furnishing labor and/or materials to the Ohio residential project or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail. The owner is put on notice and is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed, suppliers do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Lien
60 days from last furnishing

Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien

A supplier must file a Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien within 60 days of last furnishing labor or materials to the Ohio residential project.

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Notice of Commencement
Prior to performing

Notice of Commencement

A Notice of Commencement is required to be sent by the general contractor at the start of work on the commercial project in Ohio. The NOC is recorded in the county where the work is being done.

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 this notice as a contractor advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Lien
75 days from last furnishing

Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien

An Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien must be filed by the general contractor 75 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Ohio commercial project.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing

A Notice of Furnishing is required from the subcontractor within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials to the Ohio commercial project or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail and the owner is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed suppliers do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing and Request for Notice of Commencement

A Notice of Furnishing is required in Ohio for commercial projects within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed in Ohio. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail. The owner is put on notice and is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed, subcontractors do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Lien
75 days from last furnishing

Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien

An Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien should be sent by the subcontractor 75 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the Ohio commercial project.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing

A Notice of Furnishing is required to be sent by the Ohio supplier within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed for the commercial projects. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail. The owner is put on notice and is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed the subcontractors and suppliers do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing and Request for Notice of Commencement

A Notice of Furnishing is required from the supplier within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials to the Ohio commercial job or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail and the owner is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed the subcontractors and suppliers do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Lien
75 days from last furnishing

Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien

Supplies must send an Affidavit of Mechanic's Lien in Ohio 75 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials to the commercial project.

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

Notice of Furnishing and Request of Notice of Commencement (Public Jobs)

A Notice of Furnishing is required within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed. You may request a Notice of Commencement by certified mail and the owner is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed the subcontractors and suppliers do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

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

Lien Upon Funds
120 days from last furnishing

Lien Upon Funds

A Lien Upon Funds for public projects is a collection tool available to subcontractors and suppliers when not getting paid. This lien must be sent within 120 days of last furnishing material and/or labor.

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 in Ohio. Sending this notice advises all parties that you as the supplier are working on the state project and helps you get paid faster.

Preliminary Notice
21 Days from first furnishing

Notice of Furnishing and Request of Notice of Commencement (Public Jobs)

A Notice of Furnishing is required within 21 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials by the supplier or from the date the Notice of Commencement is filed on the state job. You may request a Notice of Commencement by Ohio certified mail and the owner is required to send a copy within 10 days. If a Notice of Commencement is not filed the subcontractors and suppliers do not have to give a Notice of Furnishing.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be made by the supplier within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the Ohio 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

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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