Preliminary Notice Mailing Requirements

Sending out preliminary notices, also known as pre-liens or prelims, is a crucial step in protecting your mechanics lien rights and ensuring you get paid for your work. However, preparing and properly mailing preliminary notices can be an arduous task.

In this article, we’ll explore the process of sending out pre-liens and the legal requirements you must follow.

Contact CNS today to get a pre-lien started, or call us at 800-366-5660.

Certified Mail with Signature Confirmation

In most states, the law mandates that preliminary notices must be mailed certified with a return receipt. Sending your preliminary notice in this manner is not only a legal requirement but also a practical one. It ensures you comply with state statutes and provides you with verifiable proof that your notice was sent, delivered, and accepted. The signed receipt is your solid evidence that the notice was successfully transmitted.

Even if a preliminary notice is returned unclaimed or refused by the recipient, it is still legally considered delivered. However, enforcing a mechanics lien might necessitate a proof of service affidavit.

In-House Mailing Team

At CNS, our in-house mailing team ensures that all returned, refused, or unclaimed documents are filed as proof of your lien rights. We maintain a logbook stamped by the postmaster and employ audit trails to guarantee thorough record-keeping for our customers.

In the event your preliminary notice or mechanics lien is contested by an attorney, and you require proof of service, CNS offers the convenience of immediate access to all necessary documentation. This complimentary service eliminates the need to engage with a third party, saving you time and money.

Send a Preliminary Notice with CNS

Mailing a preliminary notice often involves a trip to the post office, form-filling, return receipt attachment, additional mailing costs, and meticulous record-keeping. However, sending preliminary notices via certified mail with CNS simplifies the process, reduces costs, and offers peace of mind.

Our in-house mailing department manages the postage and hassles related to certified mail, helping you avoid the hidden fees typically associated with third-party mailing services. Additionally, our integrated approach to mailing minimizes points of contact, reducing the risk of processing errors.

Contact CNS today for a streamlined, efficient, and cost-effective solution for all your preliminary notice needs.

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Disclaimer: CNS is not an attorney, and if you need legal advice, please contact one.