Hawaii Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 14, 2020
Sending a Hawaii 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 Hawaii.

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Hawaii preliminary notice requirements for:

Private Projects

Preliminary notice is not required.

Unlike most states, there are no preliminary notice requirements in Hawaii. However, project participants can still provide "preliminary notice" or other visibility notices to make it known that they are providing work or materials, and to initiate the process of getting paid.
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Public Projects

Preliminary notice is not required.

On public jobs, any claims for non-payment are made against the general contractor's bond. 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.
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Private Projects

Preliminary notice is not required.

Unlike most states, there are no preliminary notice requirements in Hawaii. However, project participants can still provide "preliminary notice" or other visibility notices to make it known that they are providing work or materials, and to initiate the process of getting paid.
Show

Public Projects

Preliminary notice is not required.

Unlike most states, there are no preliminary notice requirements in Hawaii. However, project participants can still file an Intent to Lien in order to initiate the process of getting paid.
Show

Private Projects

Preliminary notice is not required.

Unlike most states, there are no preliminary notice requirements in Hawaii. However, project participants can still provide "preliminary notice" or other visibility notices to make it known that they are providing work or materials, and to initiate the process of getting paid.
Show

Public Projects

Preliminary notice is not required.

Unlike most states, there are no preliminary notice requirements in Hawaii. However, project participants can still file an Intent to Lien in order to initiate the process of getting paid.
Show