Wyoming Preliminary Notice FAQs

Last updated September 14, 2020
Sending a Wyoming 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 Wyoming.

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Wyoming preliminary notice requirements for:

Private projects

General contractors must send notice on private projects.

  • Notice must be sent within 20 days
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice may only be served on the property owner or the owner's agent

Preliminary Notice to owner of right to file lien required prior to receiving any payment from owner (including advances).

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Public projects

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

  • Notice must be sent within 30 days
  • Notices cannot be sent late
  • Notices must be sent to the owner or the owner's agent

Preliminary Notice to owner and prime contractor of right to file lien required within 30 days after first providing labor or materials. Notice of Intent to lien required 20 days prior to filing lien.

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Public projects

Subcontractors and suppliers must send notice on public projects.

  • Notice must be sent within 60 days
  • Notice cannot be sent late
  • Notice must be sent to the general contractor

In Wyoming, preliminary notice is generally required within 60 days of first furnishing labor or materials in order to preserve a claimant’s right to make a bond claim where the total amount of the general contractor’s contract was $150,000 or more.

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