Rhode Island

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COMMERCIAL:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice: (if not paid)
    • Notice of Intention To Do Work Or Furnish Materials, Or Both
      • Required to be sent within 200 days of first work or delivery.
      • If the envelope is returned, it must be filed in the land evidence records within 30 days of its return (and within the 200 day limit).
      • When also filed in the land evidence records within 200 days of first work or delivery, it perfects the lien for all work within the past 200 days and thereafter.
      • Required to be executed under oath.

RESIDENTIAL:

  • Same handlings as for Commercial jobs.

PUBLIC:

  • Upfront Notice: BICA sends a Courtesy Notice.
  • Follow-up Notice (if not paid):
    • Notice to Contractor:
      • Required to be sent within 90 days of your last work or delivery on the job, if you do not have a direct contract with the original contractor.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.
    • Claim on Construction Funds:
      • If a supplier has not been paid within 90 days, this notice can be sent to the public authority.
      • The public agency may withhold the amount of the claim for no more than 60 days.
      • This notice is available on the BICA member portal.