Kansas Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 23, 2020
Sending a Kansas 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 Kansas.

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Kansas preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

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

No parties who contracted directly with the property owner are required to send preliminary notice in Kansas.

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

On new residential projects, subcontractors and suppliers must send notice on private projects.

  • Notice must be sent prior to lien filing
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice is sent to the property owner

On pre-existing residential projects, notice must be given to owner prior to filing lien.

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Public projects

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

Note, however, that if the bonds terms require preliminary notice, those terms control and are enforceable.