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Does a stop notice need to be notarized?

La Puente, CA |

I am filing a stop notice on a public works job. Does my stop notice need to be notarized prior to serving my customer?

Attorney Answers 2


  1. A stop notice does not need to be notarized. It must be signed by the contractor under penalty of perjury.

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  2. No, a stop notice does not need to be notarized. However, a release of stop notice does need to be notarized.