Terms and Conditions
The Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory stores information provided by property owners or their agents, and also contractors and subcontractors; therefore the Department of General Services is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the Directory. The following Terms and Conditions govern access and use of the Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory and should be read carefully. Materials presented on this website should not be considered legal advice as all legal questions should be directed to a licensed attorney.
- 1. Account: You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, password and for restricting access to your computer. You also agree to assume responsibility for all activities that occur under any account or password that you maintain in regard to the Pennsylvania State Construction Notices Directory. A contractor may act as agent for the Searchable Project Owner and file a Notice of Commencement for the Searchable Project Owner of a Searchable Project if specifically authorized by contract and the Searchable Project Owner assumes responsibility for the contractor's actions.
- 2. Unlawful Acts: It shall be unlawful for a Searchable Project Owner or the Searchable Project Owner's Agent, a contractor or subcontractor to suggest, request, encourage or require that a subcontractor not file a Notice of Furnishing as a condition of entering into, continuing, receiving or maintaining a contract for work or furnishing of materials on a Searchable Project. A person that violates this subsection commits a misdemeanor of the second degree.
- 3. Abuse: A person abuses the directory if the person files a notice in the directory: Without a good faith reason to do so; with the intent to exact more payment than is due from the Searchable Project Owner or other party; to obtain an unjustified advantage or benefit.
- 4. Damages: A person who abuses the directory under subsection (d) shall be liable for the amount of actual damages or $2,000, whichever is greater.