Alaska Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 24, 2020
Sending an Alaska preliminary notice is an effective way to speed up payment on a construction project. A preliminary notice is an informational document typically sent to the property owner near the beginning of a construction project. Here's what you need to know about the rules and requirements for sending preliminary notice in Alaska.

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Alaska preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

General contractors are not required to send preliminary notice on private projects.

However, notice of lien rights may be served on owner & filed before providing labor or materials; this extends lien recording time and transfers the burden of proof to the owner.

Public projects

General contractors are not required to submit notice on public projects.

Since GCs will not make a claim against their own bond for non-payment, they do not have bond claim rights, and have no preliminary notice requirement.

Private projects

Subcontractors and suppliers are not required to send notice on private projects.

Notice of Lien Rights may be served on owner & filed before providing labor or materials; this extends lien recording time and transfers the burden of proof to the owner.

Public projects

Subcontractors and suppliers aren't required to send preliminary notice on public projects.