PA to Establish Construction Notices Directory to Further Regulate Mechanics’ Lien Claims

The Commonwealth is to establish a Construction Notices Directory by December 31, 2016, although that date may be delayed. When the Directory becomes operational, owners of construction projects over $1,500,000.00 will have the option of filing a Notice of Commencement. If a Notice of Commencement is filed, subcontractors and sub-subcontractors on the project must file a Notice of Furnishing within 45 days after first performing work or providing materials to the project. Subcontractors and sub-subcontractors who fail to do so will forfeit their right to file a mechanics’ lien claim.

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This bulletin was written by Brian P. Maloney, P.E., Esq., Cohen & Grigsby, P.C., who is well-versed in Pennsylvania mechanics’ lien law and all aspects of construction law. Please contact Brian with any questions at 412.297.4769 or to discuss this or any other topic related to construction law. To receive future news alerts, please send an e-mail to