Arkansas Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 24, 2020
Sending an Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

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Arkansas preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

General contractors are required to send notice on private projects. On residential projects, a pre-construction notice to owner required before work.

  • Notice is due within 75 days
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice is sent to the owner

On all projects, a notice of intent to lien is required 10 days before filing a lien.

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Public projects

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

  • Notice is due within 75 days
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice is sent to the owner and the GC

On all projects, a notice of intent to lien is required 10 days before filing a lien.

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Public projects

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