West Virginia Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated July 22, 2020
Sending a West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

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West Virginia preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

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

However, preliminary notices increase communication on the job, and they can speed up the payment process after the project ends.

Public projects

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

However, sending a preliminary notice no matter what improves communication and contributes to a speedier payment process.

Public projects

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

However, sending a preliminary notice no matter what improves communication and contributes to a speedier payment process.