Massachusetts

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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Notice of Identification:
      • This is not required if you are working directly for the General Contractor.
      • Required within 30 days of your first delivery on the job.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Contract:
      • Required to be filed with the Registry of Deeds for the County or District.
      • Owner must be notified of the filing.
      • Must be filed within 60 days after a Notice of Substantial Completion is filed (or 90 days from project completion if no Notice of Substantial Completion is filed)
      • This notice may be requested by directly emailing or contacting BICA.
      • There is some special handling needed on this notice, so BICA will contact you for additional information.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Same handlings as for Commercial jobs.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice to Contractor:
      • This notice is required of a supplier or sub-subcontractor who has a contract with a subcontractor or lower tier.
      • Required within 65 days of last delivery.
      • Surety should be notified as well as Contractor.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.