North Carolina Lien Forms
Notice of Subcontract
If you are a 2nd or 3rd tier subcontractor or supplier, you may want to consider sending a Notice of Subcontract to the contractor. While not generally required in North Carolina, if the general contractor filed a Notice of Contractor, the sending of a Notice of Subcontract is required to preserve your lien rights. The Notice of Subcontract requires the contractor to send 2nd and 3rd tier subs notice within 5 days of paying a subcontractor on the project, to alert them that money is changing hands. There is no time period when this must be sent, but it is only effective as of the date sent.