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are you not required to send NOC on amounts owed under 2500.00

FloridaNotice of Commencement

we had a contractor tell us NOC's were not required to file lein if the amount was under $2500.00

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Sep 20, 2018
That's a great question! Under § 713.135(d) of Florida's mechanics lien statute, a Notice of Commencement must be filed in order for a contractor to apply for a building permit when the job exceeds $2,500. Thus, if the job does not exceed $2,500, a contractor does not need to file their Notice of Commencement in order to obtain a building permit.
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Sep 21, 2018
Matt's correct here. Additionally, § 713.02(5) notes that "Any improvement for which the direct contract price is $2,500 or less shall be exempt from all other provisions of this part . . ."

This means that on Florida projects of $2,500 or less no NOC is needed prior to a lien filing.
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Sep 9, 2020
Is a NOC necessary for work done by Franchise Utilities (AT&T, Comcast, FPL, etc.) in public Right of Ways?
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