Indiana Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 23, 2020
Sending an Indiana 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 Indiana.

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Indiana preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

General contractors aren't required to send notice on private projects.

Public projects

General contractors aren't 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 must send notice on owner-occupied residential projects.

  • Notice must either be sent within 30 days or 60 days
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice is sent to the property owner

The deadline is within 60 days of first furnishing for the new construction of a residential property, but for renovation projects, the deadline is shortened to 30 days.

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Public projects

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