Minnesota

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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Lien Claimant’s Notice:
      • Required only if working on a project of less than 5,000 square feet.
      • If required, it must be sent within 45 days of first delivery, but since a lien cannot be enforced if all money has been paid to the Contractor before this notice is received, this notice should be sent as soon as possible.
      • No statutory upfront notice is required for larger jobs.
      • This notice is similar to a Courtesy Notice so BICA sends this notice regardless of the square footage.
  • Follow-up Notice:
    • If you wish to take civil action for non-payment, a Notice of Non-Payment must first be sent and if not paid within 15 days, criminal proceedings can be started.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Lien Claimant’s Notice:
      • Must be sent within 45 days of first delivery. However, since you can lose your lien rights if all money has been paid to the Contractor before this notice is received by the Owner, this notice should be sent as soon as possible.
  • Follow-up Notice:
    • If you wish to take civil action for non-payment, a Notice of Non-Payment must first be sent and if not paid within 15 days, criminal proceedings can be started.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice of Claim on Payment Bond:
      • Required within 120 days of last delivery.
      • This notice must be verified by the claimant so requires special handling.
      • You can request this notice by directly emailing or contacting BICA.