The Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory was created in accordance with Act 142 of 2014 (49 P.S. §§ 1501.1 – 1501.6) which provides some additional protections under the Mechanics' Lien Law. This Directory provides Searchable Project Owners or their agents, contractors and subcontractors with a convenient online platform to access, register and file construction notices on Searchable Projects.
In order for the additional protections under the Mechanics' Lien Law to be effective, a Searchable Project Owner engaging in a project consisting of the erection and construction, or alteration or repair, of an improvement costing a minimum of one million five hundred thousand dollars ($1,500,000) needs to adhere to the Act which includes, but is not limited to, registering projects by filing a Notice of Commencement in the State Construction Notices Directory and including in their contracts for the Searchable Project the specific language noted in the Mechanics' Lien Law (49 P.S. § 1501.2).
Who can file?
Searchable Project Owners
Searchable Project Owner’s Agent
Searchable Project Owners, Searchable Project Owner's Agents, contractors acting as agents for the Searchable Project Owners, and subcontractors are able to:
- create an account and login to file notices for construction projects
- view project details
- download notice documents
When do I file?
Prior to the commencement of labor, work or the furnishing of materials for a Searchable Project a Searchable Project Owner, Searchable Project Owner’s agent, and/or a contractor acting as an agent for the Searchable Project Owner may file a Notice of Commencement with the directory.
Within forty-five (45) days of the actual completion of work on a Searchable Project, a Searchable Project Owner, Searchable Project Owner’s agent, and/or a contractor acting as an agent for the Searchable Project Owner may file a Notice of Completion in the directory to be indexed with the original Notice of Commencement for informational purposes only.
Within forty-five (45) days after first performing work or services at the job site or first providing materials to the job site in connection with the Searchable Project a subcontractor or their representative shall file a Notice of Furnishing if a Notice of Commencement has been filed and posted by the Searchable Project Owner, Searchable Project Owner’s agent, and/or a contractor acting as an agent for the Searchable Project.
Subcontractors who have not received full payment for their work, or for goods or services, on a Searchable Project may file a Notice of Nonpayment with the Searchable Project Owner, Searchable Project Owner’s agent, contractor acting as an agent for the Searchable Project or the subcontractor in the directory for informational purposes only.
- The Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory stores information provided by property owners or their agents, and also contractors and subcontractors; therefore the Department of General Services is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the Directory.
- Materials presented on this website should not be considered legal advice as all legal questions should be directed to a licensed attorney.
- Please be advised that the State Construction Notices Directory is not a substitute for legal filing or any other requirements as defined by the act of August 24, 1963 (P.L.1175, No.497), known as the Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963.