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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Notice of Obligation:
      • This notice is optional.
      • It places a requirement on the owner to inform you if a Notice of Termination is filed, or be liable for all costs and attorney fees for the establishment and enforcement of your claim.
      • BICA sends this out in lieu of a Courtesy Notice.
    • Lessor of Equipment: Required to deliver a copy of the lease to the owner and contractor no later than 10 days after the equipment is placed at the project.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Non-Payment:
      • Required at least 10 days before filing a lien.
      • If supplying to a subcontractor, this notice is also required to be delivered 75 days or less from the last day of the month in which the material was delivered, and no later than the statutory lien period (usually 30 days after a Notice of Termination has been filed).
        • Example: If work was done in April, this notice would need to be given by July 14th (if job still ongoing).
          • This would also cover any work done in May or June.
      • Repeated notices may be required as further deliveries occur on the project.
      • These 75-day notices are not required if supplying directly to the Owner or General Contractor.
    • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
    • Lessor of Equipment: Must deliver a copy of the lease to the owner and contractor no later than 10 days after the equipment is placed at the project.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Non-Payment: Same handling as for Commercial jobs.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
    • Lessor of Equipment: Must deliver a copy of the lease to the owner and contractor no later than 10 days after the equipment is placed at the project.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Non-Payment: Same handling as for Commercial jobs.