Who Uses the California Notice of Completion, and Why?
The California Notice of Completion also referred to as a Certificate of Completion, is the form that the Owner (or manager, etc.) of a construction project uses to notify all lien claimants (including potential), who performed construction on a particular project and/or provided materials for that construction project, that the project is complete.
Construction contractors and suppliers have legally imposed deadline dates for filing mechanic's liens on projects should they not get paid, and when the Owner of the project properly records a notice of completion, the time the lien claimants have to file/record a lien is reduced.
Sometimes the direct contractor on the project will file the notice of completion for the owner but it is still the owner's responsibility to make sure it's done properly; there's no legal consequence to a contractor who doesn't file this notice of completion or doesn't file it on time.
This notice is not required by California law unless an Owner wishes to reduce the amount of time allowed for a lien to be filed. Therefore, if an Owner does NOT file/record a notice of completion, the only "penalty" is that the timeframe is not reduced.
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Information Regarding Posting/Recording The Non-Responsibility Notice
This form does not need to be posted at the jobsite however, it does need to be recorded within 15 days of the actual completion of the project.
You are also responsible for serving notice on all lien claimants (and potential) following procedures prescribed by California law.Included in your download are the steps to follow to properly serve the document, along with a "Proof of Service Declaration".
As mentioned above, this notice of completion is not required by California law unless an Owner wishes to reduce the amount of time allowed for a lien to be filed.
Therefore, if an Owner does NOT properly notify the lien claimants (and/or potential claimants), the only "penalty" is that the timeframe is not reduced.
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