Mississippi Preliminary Notice Form
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Anyone furnishing labor, materials, equipment, or services to a Mississippi construction project who does not have a contract with the property owner or general contractor must provide a preliminary notice to the general contractor or owner within 30 days of first furnishing to the project. This is a new requirement embedded within the state’s 2014 law changes. This preliminary notice form can be used to fulfill the state’s new notice requirement.
Rules and regulations for sending a Mississippi Preliminary Notice
A party entitled to lien rights who does not have a contract with either the property owner or the general contractor must provide a preliminary notice to the general contractor (or, if there is no general contractor to the owner) within 30 days of first furnishing labor and or materials to the project.
After completing the Mississippi Preliminary Notice Form, you must deliver it to the appropriate parties required by statute. Notices are typically served on the property owner and, for sub-tier parties, the general contractor. However, depending on the type of notice, it can be helpful to send notices to anyone else who is in charge of your payment, like a lender or surety company on the project.
Others are asking about Mississippi Preliminary Notice
Can we send one preliminary notice for a job that has multiple addresses in Mississippi?
First, it'd probably be worthwhile to check and see what your attorney did last time a similar project was done. That'd probably be a useful baseline for moving forward - a Mississippi attorney should be privy to a niche MS lien law issue, like this one.
When providing supplies for a project that spans multiple buildings and lots, the safest way to proceed would be to send a notice for each property where work is being done. Granted, that may not be necessary. Sending one notice which identifies all of the addresses associated with a singular project may well be sufficient, especially when the properties all fall under the same agreement, are owned by the same owner, and lay adjacent to one another.
Looking at Mississippi's notice laws, specifically - MS requires that a subcontractor's preliminary notice be sent to the GC, and they should understand the project particularly well. So, sending that GC a notice which identifies all of the separate addressess where work is being done could be perfectly effective when they're also doing work at all of those same addresses. That'd seem especially true when all of the separate lots were adjacent to eachother and owned by the same owner.
Ultimately, though, Mississippi's mechanics lien statute doesn't address notice requirements where a project extends to multiple lots. So, unfortunately, there's no cut and dry rule. For other questions on Mississippi's preliminary notice rules: Mississippi Mechanics Lien Guide and FAQs.
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Mississippi County Recorders
Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Mississippi? You'll need to get your Mississippi mechanics lien filed and recorded with the county recorder in the county where the construction project is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in Mississippi. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.
115 S Wall St
Natchez, Mississippi, 39120
phone: (601) 446-6684
fax: (601) 445-7913
200 S. Court St.
Cleveland, Mississippi, 38732
410 Market Street
Port Gibson, Mississippi, 39150
101 South Archusa Ave
Quitman, Mississippi, 39355
phone: (601) 776-2126
101 S Elm Ave
Collins, Mississippi, 39428
phone: (601) 765-6132
641 Main St
Hattisburg, Mississippi, 39401
phone: 601 545 6041
854 Highway 90, Suite B
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, 39520
phone: (228) 467-5404
730 Dr Martin Luter King Blvd
Biloxi, Mississippi, 39530
300 N Lamar Blvd, suite 114
Oxford, Mississippi, 38655
phone: (662) 234-7563
200 W. Jefferson
Tupelo, Mississippi, 38804
146 West Center Street
Canton, Mississippi, 39046-3735
phone: (601) 859-1177
401 E. Beacon Street, Suite 107
Philadelphia, Mississippi, 39350
PO BOX 431
Poplarville, Mississippi, 39470
211 East Government Street Suite D
Brandon, Mississippi, 39042
323 East Cavers Avenue
Wiggins, Mississippi, 39577
109 E. Main St.
New Albany, Mississippi, 38652
phone: (662) 534-1900
1009 Cherry Street
Vicksburg, Mississippi, 39183-2539
phone: (601) 636-4415