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Oklahoma Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated November 3, 2020
Sending an Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.


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Oklahoma preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

GCs are not required to submit a preliminary notice on private projects.

However, submitting a preliminary notice no matter what the state requirements are is a great way to speed up payment.

Public projects

General contractors are not required to send a 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 usually need to send a notice to owner or a pre-lien notice on private projects.

  • Notice must be sent within 75 days
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice must be sent to owner and GC

If the claim is for $10,000 or more or the project is owner-occupied, subs and suppliers must send a preliminary notice.

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Public projects

Subs and suppliers aren't required to send preliminary notice on public projects.

However, sending preliminary notice even when not required is generally beneficial to promote visibility, open channels for communication, and streamline payment.