Minnesota
Preliminary Notice-Private Work

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Document Title: Preliminary Notice for Furnishing Labor, Materials or Equipment.

Scope: State of Minnesota, Private Works

Time Constraints: The service of a Preliminary Notice for Furnishing Labor, Materials or Equipment notice depends on the type of entity you represent:

General Contractor: Serve your notice upon the owner of the property with a copy of the contract (if available) within 10 days after the work of improvement is agreed upon by certified mail or personal service.

All others: Serve a copy of the Preliminary Notice within 45 days of commencing work by certified mail or personal service on the owners, general contractors and sureties, if any.

Information Requirements: The type of document you need, the information required by the program and whether you intend to send an owner cover letter.

Form Types: Preliminary Notice for Furnishing Labor, Materials or Equipment, Exhibits A-D (if needed) and the Owner Letter (if used).

Procedures: Enter the program data, including Additional Legal Parties or Releases for Other Companies. Serve a copy of the preliminary notice on the owners within the time frames described above. Service on prime contractors, lenders, sureties and your customer is optional.

When in doubt, file your lien claim immediately.

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