Report a problem with your payment on a City construction contract

If you are a subcontractor and have not gotten paid for your work, report it to stop work until you get paid.

What to do

If you are a subcontractor working under another subcontractor, file a Preliminary Stop Notice with the primary contractor before completing the following steps.

1. Fill out the form

Download the Stop Notice Lien form and fill it out.

On the form, tell us:

  • The primary contractor's name and contact information
  • The contract or job number
  • The department name and number
  • What work you performed
  • How much money you are requesting

2. Mail in your completed form

Controller's Office

City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 316 or Room 396
San Francisco, CA 94102
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In-Person

In-Person

1. Download and fill out a Stop Notice Form.

On the form, tell us:

  • The primary contractor's name and contact information
  • The contract or job number
  • The department name and number
  • What work you performed
  • How much money you are requesting

2. Bring your completed form to our office

Controller's Office

City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 316 or Room 396
San Francisco, CA 94102

Last updated July 22, 2022

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