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Nevada Preliminary Notice Guide and FAQs

Last updated April 21, 2022
Sending a Nevada 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 Nevada.


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Nevada preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

GC's are not required to send a general 31-day preliminary notice. GC's must send a notice of intent to lien instead.

Additionally, if not contained within their contract itself, direct contractors should provide a "lien information notice" to owners and subs.

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Public projects

General contractors are not required to send notice.

On public jobs in Nevada, 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.

Private projects

Subcontractors and suppliers are required to send preliminary notice.

  • Due within 31 days
  • Must send to owner and GC
  • Can be late

Notice to owner and prime within 31 days of first furnishing labor or materials. Notice of Intent 15 days prior to lien on residential projects (not required for laborers).

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Public projects

2nd-tier subcontractors and suppliers must send notice.

  • Due within 30 days
  • Notice must be send to owner and GC
  • Can be late

1st-tier subs are not specifically required to send notice, but it may be a good idea to do so anyway. Notice is not specifically required for any party on highway construction projects.

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