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Preliminary Notices Are 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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GCs Not Required to Send Notice

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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Subcontractors Not Required to Send Notice

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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Suppliers Not Required to Send Notice

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.

Preliminary notice not required in WV
Preliminary Notices Are 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.


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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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No Notice Required from Subs

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.


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No Notice Required from Suppliers

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.

    There Is No Preliminary Notice Requirement in Hawaii

    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. There are many reasons that providing notice can be helpful to ensuring timely payment, including promoting visibility throughout a project that may otherwise be absent.

    Preliminary Notice Frequently Asked Questions

    Preliminary notices are not specifically required on Hawaii construction projects. For answers to some of the most common questions regarding Hawaii notices, see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

    Prelim FAQs on Private Projects

    Do I Need to Send a Hawaii Preliminary Notice?

    No. Hawaii does not require any notice to be given prior to the filing of a mechanics lien. However, a party can choose to send a Notice of Intent to Lien to the property owner to begin the process of attempting to get paid.

    When do I Need to Send a Hawaii Preliminary Notice?

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    What if I Send the Hawaii Preliminary Notice Late?

    Preliminary notices are not required in Hawaii, so it is impossible to send a preliminary notice untimely.

    How Should the Hawaii Preliminary Notice be Sent?

    Preliminary notices are not required in Hawaii, but if a party chooses to send any pre-lien notice, it may be sent however that party chooses.

    Do I Have to Send the Hawaii Preliminary Notice to Someone Other than the Owner?

    Preliminary notice is not required. A copy of the lien documents themselves must be sent to the owner, any party with an interest in the property, and the party who contracted for the improvement, if that is a different party.

    Is the Hawaii Preliminary Notice Requirement met when sent or delivered?

    No preliminary notice is required. The lien documents themselves are considered delivered when personally served.

    Prelim FAQs on Public Projects

    Do I Need to Send a Hawaii Preliminary Notice?

    No. Hawaii does not require any preliminary notice to be given to preserve the right to make a bond claim on a public project. However, any party can send a preliminary or other “visibility” notice to raise their hand and promote visibility.

    When do I Need to Send a Hawaii Preliminary Notice?

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    What if I Send the Hawaii Preliminary Notice Late?

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    How Should the Hawaii Preliminary Notice be Sent?

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    To Whom Must the Hawaii Preliminary Notice be Given?

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