Notice of Commencement

What is a Notice of Commencement (NOC) and why do I need one?

Homeowners are protected under Florida’s Construction Lien Law (Sections 713.001-713.37) and to avoid the possibility of paying twice for improvements to real property a Notice of Commencement (NOC) must be recorded with the Clerk of Courts before inspections, if the value of work on the application exceeds $2,500. However, the NOC does not apply to the repair or replacement of an existing heating or air conditioning system less than $7,500 in value. 

Under Florida law, those who work on your property or provide materials and are not paid, have a right to enforce their claim for payment against your property. This claim is known as a construction lien.