Deadlines for bond claims are much like those for liens. Subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, and suppliers must send a notice of bond claim with a sworn account statement by the 15th day of the third month after the work or material delivery month. These documents should be sent to both the Surety Company and the General Contractor. The charts below categorize contractors and outline necessary documents and submission deadlines.
NOTE: IF THE 15th OF THE MONTH FALLS ON A WEEKEND OR A HOLIDAY, THE LAST DAY TO FILE A VALID LIEN WILL EXTEND TO THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY AFTER THAT WEEKEND OR HOLIDAY.
Sub-subcontractors and suppliers without a direct contract with the prime contractor (those on the second tier and below) must first send a notice only to the general (prime) contractor by the 15th day of the second month after the work was done. This notice can be copies of your unpaid invoices along with a signed cover letter indicating the outstanding amounts. You don’t need to provide a sworn statement of account with this notice.