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Washington Lien & Bond Claim Deadlines

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Preliminary Notice
Before Commencement

Notice to Customer (New/Existing Residential)

A Washington Notice to Customer must be sent by the General Contractor for projects costing over $1000 . This notice lets the customer know that the General Contractor is working and retains Lien rights in the event of non-payment.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but 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

Claim of Lien

If you file a Claim of Lien as a general contractor in Washington, you must file it within 90 days from last furnishing labor and/or materials.

Lien
90 days from completion

Lien Request

A Lien Request must be filed no later than 90 days from the later date of either the completion or abandonment of the project.

Preliminary Notice
60 days from first furnishing

Notice to Owner (New/Existing Residential)

The Notice to Owner should be sent by subcontractors in Washington within 60 days of first furnishing labor by subcontractors who are not contracted with the owner. In case the preliminary notice was not sent on time, then a 60-day period will be consider from when the notice was sent. New single family residential projects must send their Notice to Owner within 10 days of starting 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 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

Claim of Lien

Subcontractors must file a Claim of Lien within 90 days from last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

Lien
90 days from completion

Lien Request

A Lien Request must be filed no later than 90 days from the later date of either the completion or abandonment of the project.

Preliminary Notice
60 days from first furnishing

Notice to Owner (New/Existing Residential)

The Notice to Owner should be sent within 60 days of first furnishing labor by subcontractors who are not contracted with the owner. In case the preliminary notice was not sent on time, then a 60 day period will be consider from when the notice was sent. New single family residential projects must send their Notice to Owner within 10 days of starting 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 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

Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be filed within 90 days from the last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

Lien
90 days from completion

Lien Request

A Lien Request must be filed no later than 90 days from the later date of either the completion or abandonment of the project.

What is your role on the project?
Preliminary Notice
Before starting work

Notice to Customer (Commercial)

A Notice to Customer in Washington must be sent by the General Contractor for projects costing between $1000 and $60,0000. This notice lets the customer know that the General Contractor is working and retains Lien rights in the event of non-payment.

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.

Lien
90 days from last furnishing

Claim of Lien

General contractors in Washington must file a Claim of Lien within 90 days from the last furnishing of labor and/or materials to the commercial project.

Lien
90 days from completion

Lien Request

A Lien Request must be filed no later than 90 days from the later date of either the completion or abandonment of the project.

Preliminary Notice
60 days from first furnishing

Notice to Owner (Commercial)

The Notice to Owner should be sent within 60 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials. In case the preliminary notice was not sent on time, then a 60 day period will be consider from when the notice was sent. New single family residential projects must send their Notice to Owner within 10 days of starting 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 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

Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be filed by subcontractors on commercial projects within 90 days from the last furnishing of labor and/or materials.

Lien
90 days from completion

Lien Request

A Lien Request must be filed no later than 90 days from the later date of either the completion or abandonment of the project.

Preliminary Notice
60 days from first furnishing

Notice to Owner (Commercial)

Suppliers should send the Notice to Owner within 60 days of first furnishing labor and/or materials to a commercial project. In case the preliminary notice was not sent on time, then a 60-day period will be consider from when the notice was sent. New single family residential projects must send their Notice to Owner within 10 days of starting 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 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 from last furnishing

Claim of Lien

A Claim of Lien must be filed by suppliers within 90 days from the last furnishing of labor and/or materials on commercial projects.

Lien
90 days from completion

Lien Request

A Lien Request must be filed no later than 90 days from the later date of either the completion or abandonment of the project.

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

Notice to Contractor

Subcontractors need to send the notice within 60 days of first furnishing labor or materials in Washington if contracted with the general contractor for state projects. If contracted with the sub or sub-sub, then the deadline to send notice is within 10 days of first furnishing labor or materials.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but 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.

Claim on Bond
30 days from first furnishing

Claim on Bond

Subcontractors in Washington need to claim a General Contractor's bond for non-payment in public projects within 30 days from the date of acceptance of work. If the claim is against retainage, then it has to be done within 45 days from the date acceptance of work.

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.

Preliminary Notice
60 days from first furnishing

Notice to Contractor

Suppliers need to send the notice within 60 days of first furnishing labor or materials if contracted with the general contractor in Washington. If contracted with the sub or sub-sub, then the deadline to send notice is within 10 days of first furnishing labor or materials.

Preliminary Notice
Recommended but 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.

Claim on Bond
30 days from first furnishing

Claim on Bond

Suppliers need to claim a General Contractor's bond for non-payment on Washington public projects within 30 days from the date of acceptance of work. If the claim is against retainage, then it has to be claimed within 45 days from the date acceptance of work.

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.

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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Rick Russel
ABC Supply
SunRay will make sure that notices are issued timely, properly, legally. SunRay offers me peace of mind and to my operations
Mark Kashmanian
Rams
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Lehman SunRay Testimonial
Mara Kruz
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