The California Preliminary Notice is a precise and necessary document to preserve your ability to record a mechanics lien and collect on non-payment. If the notice does not conform to the California State Statutes, one could lose their ability to perfect a mechanics lien.

Generally speaking the California Preliminary notice must contain the following information:

  • Reputed Owner or Public Entity
  • Reputed Construction Lender or Lessee
  • The direct contractor or reputed direct contractor to which the party provides work, either directly or through one or more subcontractors
  • Your Company information
  • A general description of the work to be provided
  • An estimate of the total price of the work provided and to be provided
  • The Address / Location of the building, structure or other work of Improvement
  • The Name of the person to or for whom the work is provided, and the relationship of your company to this entity
  • Notice to Property Owner as described in the California Civil Code

Even if you don’t have all the above information, CNS will still be able to send a notice for you. Our team of researchers will look up and verify actual property ownership, financial lender information, bonding companies involved (if any), as well as the jobsite and general contractor information.

If you need help with your preliminary notice or aren’t sure where to begin, call CNS today!

CNS can process a notice for any city in California including San Diego, Sacramento, Stockton, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fresno, San Jose, Long Beach, Oakland, Bakersfield, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Riverside, Chula Vista, Irvine, Fremont, San Bernardino, Modesto, Fontana, Oxnard, Moreno Valley, Huntington Beach, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Oceanside, Garden Grove, Rancho Cucamonga, Santa Rosa, Ontario, Elk Grove.