New Mexico

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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Preliminary Notice:
      • Required within 60 days of first delivery.
      • Along with this notice, BICA also sends a Request for Information which requires the owner or original contractor to provide the accurate job information needed to complete the Preliminary Notice.
      • If data is received that changes what was originally sent in the Preliminary Notice, BICA re-sends the Preliminary Notice with the updated data.
  • Follow-up Notice: There is no statutory follow-up notice.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • Preliminary Notice:
      • Required within 20 days of first delivery.
      • This notice is only required in order to file a Stop Notice.
      • A lien can only be claimed on funds the owner has not yet paid to the original contractor. The preliminary notice is not required to file a lien, only to file a Stop Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice: There is no statutory follow-up notice.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice to Contractor (Little Miller Act):
      • Required within 90 days of last delivery.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.