Instructions: G706™–1994, Contractor’s Affidavit of Payment of Debts and Claims

Synopsis. 

The contractor submits this affidavit with the final request for payment, stating that all payrolls, bills for materials and equipment, and other indebtedness connected with the work for which the owner might be responsible has been paid or otherwise satisfied. AIA Document G706–1994 requires the contractor to list any indebtedness or known claims in connection with the construction contract that have not been paid or otherwise satisfied. The contractor may also be required to furnish a lien bond or indemnity bond to protect the owner with respect to each exception. For all document details and a record of changes, see the summary  »

 

Using G706–1994.

General. The Owner-Contractor Agreement is the usual source of required information such as the contract date and the names and addresses of the Owner, Project, and Contractor.

Architect’s Project No. This information is typically supplied by the Architect and entered on the form by the Contractor.

Contract For. This refers to the scope of the contract, such as General Construction or Mechanical Work.

Affidavit. Indicate the state and county where the Affidavit is made. This is not necessarily the same location as the Project, but should be the location where the notary is authorized to administer sworn oaths. If there are any EXCEPTIONS to the statement, these should be listed in the space provided; otherwise enter as “None.” It may be a stipulation of the Contract Documents that the Owner has the right to require the Contractor to furnish a bond to cover each exception listed on the Affidavit.

Supporting Documents. The AIA documents listed as attachments to the G706 form should be of the same (current) edition date as G706. The AIA does not publish a “Release or Waiver of Liens” for contractors or subcontractors because of the great diversity of releases or waivers permitted by various state mechanics lien laws. Forms for such purposes may be available from local contractors’ associations or may be written with the assistance of legal counsel. 

 

Executing the Document.

The Notary Public should administer a sworn oath to the Contractor referencing the written statements appearing on AIA Document G706, and should duly sign and seal this document containing the Contractor’s signature. G706 should be signed by the Contractor or the Contractor’s authorized representative.

 

Important.

Modifications. Particularly with respect to professional or contractor licensing laws, building codes, taxes, monetary and interest charges, arbitration, indemnification, format and font size, AIA Contract Documents may require modification to comply with state or local laws. Users are encouraged to consult an attorney before completing or modifying a document.

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