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What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
At start of the project

Notice of Commencement - State Construction Notice Directory

A Notice of Commencement can be registered at the State Construction Notice Directory at the time of first furnishing of labor and/or materials on projects valued at a minimum of $1.5 million. When a Notice of Commencement is filed any Subcontractor or supplier is required to respond with a Notice of Furnishing within 45 days to retain Lien rights. If the Subcontractor or supplier fails to supply a Notice of Furnishing they will not have Lien rights.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Mechanic's Lien

A Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
45 days from first day

Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory

If the project exceeds $1,500,000 and a Notice of Commencement is filed with the State Construction Notices Directory, subcontractors and suppliers are required to send a Notice of Furnishing within 45 days from their first furnishing to preserve their lien rights. If the Subcontractor or supplier fails to supply a Notice of Furnishing, they will not have Lien rights. Based on these criteria, you should select Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory. Simply put, if your project is under $1,500,000, and there isn't a Notice of Commencement filed, you are not required to send a Notice of Furnishing to secure your lien rights. Best business practice is to send a Notice of Furnishing, which advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
30 days before Lien

Subcontractor's Intent to Lien

A Notice of Intent must be filed 30 days prior to filing a Lien. You must be sure to leave time before your 6 month Lien deadline is up to send this notice. For example, if your project ends on June 15th your Lien deadline is December 15th which means your Notice of Intent must be sent no later than November 15th.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Mechanic's Lien Claim (Subcontractor)

A Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the project. Remote subcontractors, which would be anyone lower than a sub-subcontractor, on the food chain does not have Lien rights. In an owner-occupied residential project if the owner pays the General Contractor in full they may be protected from a Subcontractor or suppliers Lien.

Preliminary Notice
45 days from first day

Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory

If the project exceeds $1,500,000 and a Notice of Commencement is filed with the State Construction Notices Directory, subcontractors and suppliers are required to send a Notice of Furnishing within 45 days from their first furnishing to preserve their lien rights. If the Subcontractor or supplier fails to supply a Notice of Furnishing, they will not have Lien rights. Based on these criteria, you should select Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory. Simply put, if your project is under $1,500,000, and there isn't a Notice of Commencement filed, you are not required to send a Preliminary Notice to secure your lien rights. Best business practice is to send a Preliminary Notice, which advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
30 days before Lien

Subcontractor's Intent to Lien

A Notice of Intent must be filed 30 days prior to filing a Lien. You must be sure to leave time before your 6 month Lien deadline is up to send this notice. For example, if your project ends on June 15th your Lien deadline is December 15th which means your Notice of Intent must be sent no later than November 15th.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Mechanic's Lien Claim (Subcontractor)

A Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the project. Remote subcontractors, which would be anyone lower than a sub-subcontractor, on the food chain does not have Lien rights. In an owner-occupied residential project if the owner pays the General Contractor in full they may be protected from a Subcontractor or suppliers Lien.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
At start of the project

Notice of Commencement- State Construction Notice Directory

A Notice of Commencement can be registered at the State Construction Notice Directory at the time of first furnishing of labor and/or materials on projects valued at a minimum of $1.5 million. When a Notice of Commencement is filed any subcontractors and suppliers are required to respond with a Notice of Furnishing within 45 days to retain Lien rights. If the Subcontractor or supplier fails to supply a Notice of Furnishing they will not have Lien rights.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Mechanic's Lien

A Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the project.

Preliminary Notice
45 days from first day

Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory

If the project exceeds $1,500,000 and a Notice of Commencement is filed with the State Construction Notices Directory, subcontractors and suppliers are required to send a Notice of Furnishing within 45 days from their first furnishing to preserve their lien rights. If the Subcontractor or supplier fails to supply a Notice of Furnishing, they will not have Lien rights. Based on these criteria, you should select Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory. Simply put, if your project is under $1,500,000, and there isn't a Notice of Commencement filed, you are not required to send a Notice of Furnishing to secure your lien rights. Best business practice is to send a Notice of Furnishing, which advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
30 days before Lien

Subcontractor's Intent to Lien

A Notice of Intent must be filed 30 days prior to filing a Lien. You must be sure to leave time before your 6 month Lien deadline is up to send this notice. For example, if your project ends on June 15th your Lien deadline is December 15th which means your Notice of Intent must be sent no later than November 15th.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Mechanic's Lien Claim (Subcontractor)

A Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the project. Remote subcontractors, which would be anyone lower than a sub-subcontractor, on the food chain does not have Lien rights.

Preliminary Notice
45 days from Notice of Commencement

Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory

If the project exceeds $1,500,000 and a Notice of Commencement is filed with the State Construction Notices Directory, subcontractors and suppliers are required to send a Notice of Furnishing within 45 days from their first furnishing to preserve their lien rights. If the Subcontractor or supplier fails to supply a Notice of Furnishing, they will not have Lien rights. Based on these criteria, you should select Notice of Furnishing - State Construction Notice Directory. Simply put, if your project is under $1,500,000, and there isn't a Notice of Commencement filed, you are not required to send a Preliminary Notice to secure your lien rights. Best business practice is to send a Preliminary Notice, which advises all parties that you are working on the project and helps you get paid faster.

Intent to Lien
30 days before Lien

Subcontractor's Intent to Lien

A Notice of Intent must be filed 30 days prior to filing a Lien. You must be sure to leave time before your 6 month Lien deadline is up to send this notice. For example, if your project ends on June 15th your Lien deadline is December 15th which means your Notice of Intent must be sent no later than November 15th.

Lien
6 months from last furnishing

Mechanic's Lien Claim (Subcontractor)

A Mechanic's Lien must be filed within 6 months of last furnishing labor and/or materials to the project. Remote subcontractors, which would be anyone lower than a sub-subcontractor, on the food chain does not have Lien rights.

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, it is the 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.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials for those who are not working directly with the General Contractor. Though it is only required for those not contracted directly with the General Contractor, it is the best business practice for any Subcontractor or supplier to send.

Claim on Bond
90 days from last furnishing

Claim on Bond

A Claim on Bond must be filed within 90 days of last furnishing of labor and/or materials for those who are not working directly with the General Contractor. Though it is only legally required for those not contracted directly with the General Contractor, it is the best business practice for any Subcontractor or supplier to send.

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 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

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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Rams
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