Yes, there are exceptions to sending a preliminary lien notice in some states or jurisdictions. The requirements for preliminary lien notices can vary significantly depending on local laws. Some states may exempt certain types of projects or parties from sending the notice. For example, in some cases, laborers or suppliers who have a direct contract with the property owner may not be required to provide a preliminary lien notice. Additionally, the threshold amount for which the notice is required may differ from one jurisdiction to another.
It is essential for all parties involved in a construction project to familiarize themselves with the specific laws and regulations governing preliminary lien notices in their area to ensure compliance. Relying on professional advice from attorneys or construction law experts can help parties determine whether sending the notice is mandatory or if they fall under any exemptions based on their role in the project or the nature of the work provided.