New York Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 15, 2020
Sending a New York 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 New York.

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New York preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

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

Note, however, that there are specific contractual requirements that contain providing "notice" for direct contractors on home improvement projects.

Public projects

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

Private projects

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

New York is a "non-notice" state and no preliminary notices are required from any party on any project. This extends to project participants furnishing labor or materials to public projects.

Public projects

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