Arizona Amended Preliminary Notice Form
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This Arizona Amended Preliminary Notice form is for use when the contract price changes by a certain amount during the project. You can fill out the form with a PDF editor, or by hand after printing.
About this form
At the beginning of a project, construction parties must send an Arizona Preliminary 20-Day Notice, which contains an estimate of the contract price. If during the project the price increases beyond a particular threshold, you may need to send a new preliminary notice. Previously, that threshold was 20%. Arizona passed a law that changed the threshold to 30% for projects that start on or after December 31, 2019.
Sending an Amended Preliminary Notice Form
The amended preliminary notice should be sent to all parties who originally received the original 20-Day Preliminary Notice.
Contractors who experience an increase in the scope of work, change orders, increased materials needs or labor will benefit from sending this amendment form to help protect their right to file an Arizona mechanics lien on these new accounts receivable. If you fail to send a revised notice, you will generally lose the right to file a lien for the amount beyond the amount listed in the original notice.
Need a different form?
After completing the Arizona Amended Preliminary Notice Form, you must deliver it to the appropriate parties required by statute. Notices are typically served on the property owner and, for sub-tier parties, the general contractor. However, depending on the type of notice, it can be helpful to send notices to anyone else who is in charge of your payment, like a lender or surety company on the project.
Others are asking about Arizona Preliminary Notice
Does an early termination without cause affect lien deadlines?
Is this a project for the government or a private project? You note that the GC can no longer do projects for the State of Arizona so that brings up this question. This matters.
Your post then brings up secondary questions. You say the GC terminated your other contracts. Do those contracts allow unilateral termination on notice and without cause by the GC? As for future contracts, the same point is at issue. A contract is enforceable on acceptance and cannot be terminated unless the contract allows that right. If all these contracts allowed the GC to terminate, that was an unfortunate contract term to accept. Have your attorney closely review your contracts.
With that out of the way, to your question. If this is a private contract, contractors are required to record their notice and claim for lien within the earlier of 120 days after completion or, if a notice of completion has been recorded and served, within 60 days after such recording. ARS § 33-993(A).
Completion means the earliest of either 30 days after final inspection and written final acceptance by the governmental body issuing the building permit, or cessation of labor for a period of 60 consecutive days, except when such cessation is due to a strike, shortage of materials, or act of God. ARS § 33-993(C). If your contract was terminated, then this is a cessation of labor.
Assuming you timely served preliminary notice, make sure to timely file the lien. If you don't have a construction attorney, reach out to a construction attorney for advice. Our office provides free initial consultations
Amended or New Preliminary Notice
If this is for the same parcel of property and amends the original contract, then you may have to file an amended preliminary notice. If the updated total price exceeds by 30% (I assume the contract was at or after 2020) the estimated total price provided in your preliminary lien, you must serve an additional preliminary notice. If you do not this, that may result in a monetary limit in your recovery if you must foreclose on the lien. You cannot send some "an additional amount" preliminary notice. It must be an amendment that covers the total new amount, if it hits the threshold noted.
There is no way around this. Do not do this or do this incorrectly and you risk a recovery amount below the amount that could be at issue.
Retain an attorney to avoid mistakes. The cost for the attorney to protect your business is a fraction of the cost of mistakes that will be made.
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Other forms to use in Arizona
Arizona County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Arizona? You'll need to get your Arizona mechanics lien filed and recorded with the county recorder in the county where the construction project is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in Arizona. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
75 W Cleveland St
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: (928) 337-7515
Fax: (928) 337-7676
1415 Melody Lane, Building B
Brisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: (520) 432-8350
110 E. Cherry Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
1400 E Ash St
Globe, AZ 85501
921 Thatcher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Safford, AZ 85546
253 Fifth Street
Clifton, AZ 85533
Phone: (928) 865-2632 or (928) 865-1717
Fax: (928) 865-4417
1112 Joshua Avenue, #201
Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: 928-669-6136 or 888-526-8685
111 S. Third Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
700 W Beale St
Kingman, AZ 86401
100 East Code Talkers Drive
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: (928) 524-4191
240 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 724-4350
31 N Pinal Street Building E
Florence, AZ 85132
2150 N. Congress Drive
Nogales, AZ 85621
1015 Fair Street, 2nd Floor
Prescott, AZ 86305
410 S. Maiden Lane, Suite B
Yuma, AZ 85364
Fax: 928) 373-6024