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BICA provides nationwide “Upfront Notices” (notices usually required near the start of a job) for all 50 states, where required by statute. You may know these as a Preliminary Notice, Notice to Owner, Notice to Contractor, Notice of Right to Lien and other names on a state-by-state basis.

Often a different notice and/or different requirements exist in the same state, depending on whether the job is Commercial, Residential or Public.

Where no upfront notice is required in a state, BICA sends (at your option) what we call a Courtesy Notice, which simply lets the Owner and General Contractor know you’re working on or providing supplies to a job. Many companies like to send these to ensure the parties making payment are aware of your role in the job.

We also provide “Follow-Up Notices” (Balance Due, Notice of Nonpayment, Intent to Lien, etc.) in many states, depending on the lien law requirements for that state.

The write-ups on the right describe how we handle notices in each state. Where available, we’ve also included links to helpful articles about state lien law or areas of interest.

To get started, just choose your state.

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