Lancaster County Subcontractor Preliminary Notice Forms (Pennsylvania)

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Subcontractor Preliminary Notice Form

Subcontractor Preliminary Notice Form

Fill in the blank Subcontractor Preliminary Notice form formatted to comply with all Pennsylvania recording and content requirements.
Included document last reviewed/updated 12/26/2023

Preliminary Notice Guide

Preliminary Notice Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last reviewed/updated 4/10/2024

Completed Example of the Preliminary Notice Document

Completed Example of the Preliminary Notice Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last reviewed/updated 3/25/2024

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Pennsylvania or Lancaster County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

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Can the Subcontractor Preliminary Notice forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Lancaster County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Lancaster County.

Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Lancaster County?

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Areas Covered by These Subcontractor Preliminary Notice Forms:

  • Lancaster County

Including:

  • Adamstown
  • Akron
  • Bainbridge
  • Bart
  • Bausman
  • Bird In Hand
  • Blue Ball
  • Bowmansville
  • Brownstown
  • Christiana
  • Columbia
  • Conestoga
  • Denver
  • Drumore
  • East Earl
  • East Petersburg
  • Elizabethtown
  • Elm
  • Ephrata
  • Gap
  • Goodville
  • Gordonville
  • Holtwood
  • Hopeland
  • Intercourse
  • Kinzers
  • Kirkwood
  • Lampeter
  • Lancaster
  • Landisville
  • Leola
  • Lititz
  • Manheim
  • Marietta
  • Martindale
  • Maytown
  • Millersville
  • Mount Joy
  • Mountville
  • Narvon
  • New Holland
  • New Providence
  • Paradise
  • Peach Bottom
  • Penryn
  • Pequea
  • Quarryville
  • Reamstown
  • Refton
  • Reinholds
  • Rheems
  • Ronks
  • Silver Spring
  • Smoketown
  • Stevens
  • Strasburg
  • Talmage
  • Terre Hill
  • Washington Boro
  • West Willow
  • Willow Street
  • Witmer

What is the Pennsylvania Subcontractor Preliminary Notice

Pennsylvania Preliminary Notice Requirements for Subcontractors

Mechanic's Liens are governed by Title 49 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.

Preliminary notice by subcontractors is a required step to obtaining any lien. Notice also provides the owner with information regarding who is working on the property and to what extent they may claim a lien.

As with most other states, the mechanic's lien law in Pennsylvania requires subcontractors to serve preliminary notice on the property owner or general contractor unless the parties are under a direct contract. According to Section 501, no claim by a subcontractor, whether for erection or construction or for alterations or repairs, shall be valid unless, at least thirty (30) days before the filing, he shall have given to the owner a formal written notice of his intention to file a claim. 49 P.S. 501(c). The formal notice must state: (1) the name of the party claimant; (2) the name of the person with whom he contracted; (3) the amount claimed to be due; (4) the general nature and character of the labor or materials furnished; (5) the date of completion of the work for which his claim is made; (6) a brief description sufficient to identify the property claimed to be subject to the lien. Id.

The notice does not have to be verified or notarized, but the claimant or an authorized representative must sign it. There is no requirement to record the Notice either. It's advisable, however, to keep a copy, and deliver the original notice via USPS certified mail with delivery confirmation, to verify with the court or anyone else that notice was provided.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Contact an attorney with questions about the Subcontractor's Preliminary Notice, or any other issues related to mechanic's liens in Pennsylvania.

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