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§ 1501.1. State Construction Notices Directory

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 49 P.S. Mechanics' LiensEffective: November 13, 2014

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 49 P.S. Mechanics' Liens
Chapter 6. Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (Refs & Annos)
Article V. Filing and Perfecting Claim; Discharge of Lien
Effective: November 13, 2014
49 P.S. § 1501.1
§ 1501.1. State Construction Notices Directory
(a) Directory. The department shall provide for an Internet website to be known as the State Construction Notices Directory to serve as a standardized Statewide system for filing construction notices.
(b) Operational Date. The directory shall be operational by December 31, 2016. The department may establish a later effective date if it provides sufficient reasons for the delay in the implementation of the directory in a notice to the chairman and minority chairman of the Labor and Industry Committee of the Senate and the chairman and minority chairman of the Labor and Industry Committee of the House of Representatives.
(c) Notification. No later than one hundred twenty (120) days after the implementation of the directory, the department shall publish notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin advising the public of implementation of the directory and instructions on its use.1 The department shall place the notice and instructions on its Internet website and take other reasonable measures to inform the general public and the construction industry of the directory and its purpose.
(d) Fees. The following shall apply:
(1) The department shall establish fees for notices filed by the searchable project owner.
(2) Fees under paragraph (1) may not in the aggregate exceed the amount reasonably necessary to implement, operate and maintain the directory.
(e) Publishing of Notices. The directory shall:
(1) Make Notices of Commencement filed under section 501.3(a)2 available for a searchable project in a job-site specific format. A unique identifying number shall be assigned to each Notice of Commencement that is filed. A notice under this paragraph shall be searchable by searchable project owner name, contractor name, property address and unique identifying number.
(2) Provide copies of the filings of Notice of Furnishing under section 501.3(b) to a searchable project owner who files a notice of commencement under section 501.3(a).
(3) Provide certified hard copy printing of electronic receipts upon request for a filing under section 501.3 of a Notice of Commencement or Notice of Furnishing. The certified hard copy shall include the date, time and content of the individual filing.
(4) List all Notices of Furnishing and Notices of Completion filed with respect to a particular Notice of Commencement.
(5) Provide a verification process to allow persons filing required notices or requests for notices in the directory to confirm the proper indexing and linkage of their filings.
(f) Index. The directory must be primarily indexed by county.


1963, Aug. 24, P.L. 1175, No. 497, art. V, § 501.1, added 2014, Oct. 14, P.L. 2494, No. 142, § 2, effective in 30 days [Nov. 13, 2014].
Act 2014-142 legislation
Section 4 of 2014, Oct. 14, P.L. 2494, No. 142, imd. effective, provides that “[t]he Department of General Services may designate the operational date of the State Construction Notices Directory under section 501.1(b) [49 P.S. § 1501.1(b)]. If the Department of General Services designates an operational date other than December 31, 2016, it shall transmit the designation to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.”


Notice required by subsec. (c) was published at 47 Pa.B. 1828, March 25, 2017.
49 P.S. § 1501.3.
49 P.S. § 1501.1, PA ST 49 P.S. § 1501.1
Current through 2018 Regular Session Act 164 (End)
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