For the vast majority of states, sending preliminary notice on a construction project is a one-time requirement. That’s not to say that the various requirements or deadline calculations aren’t difficult, because many industry participants find that navigating all of the rules can be quite a challenge. But, challenging as it may be, at least sending notice is a “do it once and be done with it” type of requirement in most states.
However, in some states, sending notices is not a one-time task. A handful of states require that preliminary notices must be sent multiple times over the course of a construction project. And the state of Texas is one of those multiple notice states. Read on for a brief discussion of Texas’ unusually rigorous preliminary notice requirements.
Texas Preliminary Notice Requirements – Bigger and More Often
“Texas has the most confusing and complicated lien requirements in the United States.” ~zlien
There, we said it! And it’s true. In Texas, not only are multiple notices required when labor and/or materials are furnished in more than one moth, but multiple notices may also be required even if the work is performed or materials delivered in a single month – as noted by the chart below.
It’s no surprise then, that we’ve written quite a few articles about the challenges posed by Texas’ mechanics lien law and its corresponding requirements. If you’re working on construction projects in the Longhorn state, please follow the links above to bone up on the complicated world of construction payments in Texas.
We also have a free resource available to help construction companies get paid on their Texas construction projects: The Complete Guide to Texas Mechanics Lien Rights – A Step-by-Step Guide. Click on the button below to download your free copy.