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Preliminary notice not required in WV
Preliminary Notices Are Not Required

In the State of Vermont, Preliminary Notices are not required.


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GCs Do Not Need to Send Notice

No Preliminary Notices are needed in Vermont, but always recommended.


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Subcontractors Do Not Need to Send Notice

No Preliminary Notices are needed in Vermont, but always recommended.


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Suppliers Do Not Need to Send Notice

No Preliminary Notices are needed in Vermont, but always recommended.

Preliminary notice not required in WV
Preliminary Notice Not Required

Vermont does not require preliminary notice to be delivered by any project participant in order to retain the right to make a claim against the payment bond secured for a public project. However, sending preliminary notice even when not required is generally beneficial to promote visibility, open channels for communication, and streamline payment.


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On public jobs, 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.


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Notice Not Required from Subs

Vermont does not require preliminary notice to be delivered by any project participant in order to retain the right to make a claim against the payment bond secured for a public project. However, sending preliminary notice even when not required is generally beneficial to promote visibility, open channels for communication, and streamline payment.


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Notice Not Required from Suppliers

Vermont does not require preliminary notice to be delivered by any project participant in order to retain the right to make a claim against the payment bond secured for a public project. However, sending preliminary notice even when not required is generally beneficial to promote visibility, open channels for communication, and streamline payment.

It’s rare that a state has no preliminary notice requirements for any party on any project, but that’s the case in Vermont.

While there may be no specific requirements to provide a preliminary notice in Vermont, that doesn’t mean that providing some the of notice is a bad idea. In fact, providing preliminary notice, even when not required, is usually the smart thing to do. Providing a voluntary preliminary notice document, provided it’s drafted and formulated correctly, can be beneficial by promoting project visibility, providing helpful information, opening channels for communication, and streamlining payment.

The above are just some of the many reasons to provide voluntary preliminary notices, or as we like to call them at Levelset, “visibility documents” but, in fact, there are many more reasons, as well.

Preliminary Notice Frequently Asked Questions

If you're sending preliminary notices in Vermont, it's important to understand the the lay of the land in order to get the most benefit possible from sending your notice. These are some frequently asked questions (and answers) about the notice process in Vermont.

Prelim FAQs on Private Projects

Do I Need to Send a Vermont Preliminary Notice?

No. Preliminary Notices are not required in Vermont, but always recommended.

When do I Need to Send a Vermont Preliminary Notice?

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What if I Send the Vermont Preliminary Notice Late?

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How Should the Vermont Preliminary Notice be Sent?

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Do I Have to Send the Vermont Preliminary Notice to Someone Other than the Owner?

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Is the Vermont Preliminary Notice Requirement met when sent or delivered?

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Prelim FAQs on Public Projects

Do I Need to Send a Vermont Preliminary Notice?

Generally no. Vermont does not require any preliminary notice to preserve the ability to make a bond claim. However, since the language of the bond itself controls for all non-highway public projects it is advisable to obtain a copy of the bond to determine if any preliminary notice is required.

When do I Need to Send a Vermont Preliminary Notice?

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What if I Send the Vermont Preliminary Notice Late?

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How Should the Vermont Preliminary Notice be Sent?

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To Whom Must the Vermont Preliminary Notice be Given?

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Vermont Preliminary Notice Form Template

Just because there is not required Vermont preliminary notice and nothing in Vermont statutes governing what a notice can or should look like, or the information that is should contain, doesn’t mean that an old notice will do. In order to get the benefit that can be obtained from sending a voluntary “visibility” preliminary notice it must be non-confrontational, and designed to help. The forms provided here for free by Levelset are designed to not be confrontational, to promote visibility, and to provide helpful information to the redesign parties. You can download them for free, or use our system to send or request them easily.

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