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Can a jobsite address be used for the GC on the prelim or should it be their legal address. This is for CA

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The project engineer said to use the jobsite address that the prelim will be filed on since that will give them more control but not sure if it needs to the the home office of the GC

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Jul 18, 2018
That's a really good question. Luckily, the California Civil Code helps provide some clarity here. Under § 8108, notice shall be given to a contractor at their residence; the person’s place of business; or at the contractor’s address shown on the building permit, their contract, or on the records of the Contractors’ State License Board. It's also worth noting that if the actual receipt of the notice is a worry, a party sending notice can always provide a second copy of that notice by hand as well. Note that this should likely be an additional way to provide notice - while notices may be hand delivered in California, proof of hand delivery can be harder to establish than when that notice is mailed. This could lead to issues down the line if a dispute erupts. Thus, it's generally advisable to send notice via mail (specifically, by registered or certified mail, express mail, or overnight delivery by an express service carrier) first and foremost.
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