Colorado Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated November 3, 2020
Sending a Colorado 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 Colorado.

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Colorado preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

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

However, GCs are required to send a Notice of Intent to Lien at least 10 days before filing a lien.

Public projects

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

Since GCs will not make a claim against their own payment 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 a preliminary notice on private projects. However, they can send an optional Notice to Owner which requires them to withhold that amount from payments to the prime contractor.

However, claimants are required to send a Notice of Intent to Lien at least 10 days before filing a lien.

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Public projects

Subs and suppliers are not required to send a preliminary notice to preserve the right to make a claim against a payment bond on a public project.