Hello, I live in Illinois and want to know the proper process with regards to a title company or GC collecting original lien waivers in exchange for payment. Here is the process I normally abide by with my larger title companies - once payout is available I complete a lien waiver and get a material waiver from my vendor. I submit these notarized documents via scan to the title companies and they release my check if approved. The title companies I have dealt with are First American, Chicago Tile and Old Republic. All of them operate this way. However, I have a GC who uses his accountant for payouts and he requires all the original waivers (3 copies) prior to payout and won't mail a check until he has them, despite me offering to scan a waiver over. I don't like this process because I'm giving up my waivers and haven't collected payment - not to mention it delays us in getting paid. Can he require these before I have received payment?