Pennsylvania

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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice:
    • (For jobs that commence after Dec 31, 2016):
      • BICA will search the Construction Notices Directory website for the job in question. If located, BICA will file a Notice of Furnishing on the website.
    • In addition, BICA sends a Courtesy Notice to let the owner and contractor know you’re on the job.
  • Follow-up Notice:
    • Notice of Intention to Claim a Lien:
      • Required to be sent to the prime contractor at least 30 days before filing a claim of lien, which must be done within 6 months of last delivery.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Same handlings as for Commercial jobs.
  • Note: If the owner or tenant of a one-or two-unit residential property has fully paid the General Contractor for the work, there are no lien rights.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice to Contractor of Bond Claim:
      • Required to be sent to the prime contractor within 90 days of last delivery.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.