HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of General Services today announced the online availability of the State Construction Notices Directory, an interactive and searchable repository as required by changes made to the Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 per Act 142 of 2014 (49 P.S. Sections 1501.1 – 1501.6). The standardized directory provides property owners, contractors and subcontractors with the ability to track the start and finish of a project, view project details and download notice documents.
In addition, property owners who use the directory are given certain protections under the Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 when disputed issues of non-payment among the property owner, contractors and subcontractors arise.
The State Construction Notices Directory provides property owners with the ability to electronically file a Notice of Commencement prior to the start of a project totaling $1.5 million or more. The cost to file the notice is $72 per project. Once the notice has been filed, the project becomes a searchable project with its own unique identification number for search purposes. Contractors and sub-contractors will be notified of the filing, and must file a Notice of Furnishing for the project or risk forfeiting their ability to file a lien in the future. There is no charge for the filing of the Notice to Furnish, Notice of Completion or Notice of Nonpayment, if necessary.
The Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory is simply the repository for information entered into the system by property owners or their agents, and contractors and subcontractors; therefore the Department of General Services is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the directory. For legal advice on the Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963, individuals should consult a licensed attorney.
Visit the State Construction Notices Directory online to learn more about the filing process, file a notice or search a project.
MEDIA CONTACT: Troy Thompson, DGS, 717-787-3197
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of General Services