The NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT announces that work is about to begin on a physical improvement to building (non-residential) and provides interested parties with information needed to follow the construction lien procedures properly.
The property owner, lessee or a designee is required to complete and record the NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT at the County Register of Deeds office PRIOR to the commencement of any physical improvement.
The document can be requested by any of the parties involved in the building project, a written request should be sent by certified mail and must be accompanied by a blank NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT and NOTICE OF FURNISHING and the blank NOTICE OF FURNISHING form to the requesting party within 10 days.
A copy of the Notice of Commencement should also be posted at a conspicuous place at the job site.
NOTE: The Notice of Commencement is required to be recorded at the County Register of Deeds office for Commercial Construction projects ONLY. The language on the Notice of Commencement form for commercial construction is different.
Notice of Commencement for COMMERCIAL projects must be recorded at Register of Deeds office prior to the beginning of project
Written request to property owner or lessee should include blank Notice of Commencement and Notice of Furnishing
Notice of Commencement should also be posted at the work site