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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Notice to Owner/Notice to Contractor:
      • Required to be mailed within 40 days after first delivery.
      • This notice should use the data in the Notice of Commencement.
        • When sending the Notice to Owner/Contractor, BICA also sends a Request for Notice of Commencement.
        • If we receive the Notice of Commencement back and it contains changes to the data in the original Notice to Owner/Notice to Contractor, we will re-send that notice with the updated data.
      • This notice must be sent to all persons in the chain of command plus all persons listed in the Notice of Commencement.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Non-Payment:
      • Required within 90 days of last delivery if you wish to pursue a claim against a payment bond.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.
    • Sworn Statement of Account:
      • If you receive a Request for Sworn Statement of Account from the owner, you must send this notarized statement within 30 days after the demand or lose your lien rights.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Same handlings as for Commercial jobs.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Notice to Contractor:
      • This notice is required within 45 days of first delivery.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Non-Payment:
      • This notice should be sent anytime after 45 days from first delivery and no later than 90 days after last delivery.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.
    • Sworn Statement of Account:
      • If you receive a Request for Sworn Statement of Account from the owner, you must send this notarized statement within 30 days or lose your lien rights.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.