NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENTS – Construction Law’s “Source Document”


The Notice of Commencement is the most useful document for a contractor or subcontractor to obtain necessary information to perfect lien rights. The Notice of Commencement is referred to as the “source document”. A contractor or subcontractor who records a construction lien has the right to rely upon the information contained in the Notice of Commencement when attempting to perfect their construction liens. If the information in the Notice of Commencement is wrong, it will not invalidate the lien. The Notice must contain the following information:

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