Notice of Commencement

This is the main blog page for articles about Notice of Commencement (NOCs). Notice of Commencement, when required, are filed with the county recorder office where the project is located. These documents are filed at the start of the project, and they identify key information about the job, such as, the job location, the job’s total value (in dollars), the property owner/developer, any agents of the owner, the general contractor, and/or the construction lenders for the job (if any).

When NOCs are filed, they typically create shorter mechanics lien filing periods for subcontractors and suppliers, which benefits the owner/lender/general contractor.  Also, these documents contain information that make it easier for subcontractors and suppliers to protect their lien rights by making preliminary notices easier to prepare and send.

You may also want to see our main Notice of Commencement page, which contains frequently asked questions, free notice of commencement forms, and more that help you learn how to use notices of commencement to get paid.

Lastly, feel free to check out the Expert Center if you need further help with notices of commencement. You can ask a question to get an answer from a construction attorney for free on the Expert Center, or you can browse the questions that have already been answered to get some advice.

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