Indiana

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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice to Owner of Personal Liability (Stop Notice):
      • This is a remedy if you are not being paid by the Contractor. It shifts “to the owner the burden of the general contractor’s financial difficulties”.
      • It does not lead to a lien but makes claimant an unsecured creditor of the Owner. It can be used in addition to lien remedies.
      • There is no time limit. However it only applies to funds not yet paid to the General Contractor, so you may wish to use this when payments are past due.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Pre-Lien Notice:
      • Required if not working directly with Owner.
      • For existing construction (Alteration/Repair):
        • Must be sent within 30 days of first furnishing labor or materials.
      • For new construction:
        • Notice required within 60 days of first furnishing labor or materials.
        • It also must be filed with the County Recorder.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice to Owner of Personal Liability:
      • This is a remedy if you are not being paid by the Contractor. It shifts “to the owner the burden of the general contractor’s financial difficulties”.
      • It does not lead to a lien but makes claimant an unsecured creditor of the Owner. It can be used in addition to lien remedies.
      • There is no time limit. However it only applies to funds not yet paid to the General Contractor, so you may wish to use this when payments are past due.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice: There is no statutory follow-up notice.