Notice of Commencement Overview
Notice of Commencement Resources
- At A Glance
Map of Requirements
NOCs are not often required in the United States. Here is a map of where these documents are required, where they are optional, and where there is no rule.
FAQs about Notices of Commencement
You may have a lot of questions about when to use NOCs, how to use them, where to file them, and which notice of commencement form to use. Get those answers here.
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A Notice of Commencement (sometimes called ‘Notice of Project Commencement’ or ‘Affidavit of Commencement’) is a document that formally designates the beginning of a project.
The Notice of Commencement serves as protection for the project owner or general contractor because it creates additional hurdles and limits the lien process timeline for potential lien claimants: if a required preliminary notice is sent late, lien rights may be reduced or even extinguished.