Mississippi Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 24, 2020
Sending a Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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Mississippi preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

General contractors do not need to send preliminary notice on private projects.

Public projects

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

  • Notice must be sent within 30 days
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice is sent to the GC

If there is no GC, notice is sent to the owner. On single-family residential projects only, all parties who did not contract directly with the property owner must provide the owner with a “pre-lien written notice” (notice of intent to lien) at least 10 days prior to filing a claim of lien.

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Public projects

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