How to Complete a Contractor's Sworn Statement

by George Lawrence J.D.; Updated September 26, 2017
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Construction projects involve procuring materials and services from several different sources. General contractors, for example, hire different subcontractors (“subs”) to provide cement and other subcontractors to provide electrical services. The property owner who hired the general contractor usually pays the general contractor for the entire job; the general contractor then pays the “subs.” A contractor’s sworn statement is a document, written under penalty of perjury, that details who worked on what during the project and what that person is owed.

Step 1

Title the document “Sworn Statement of [Contractor’s Name], Contractor.”

Step 2

Include the state and the county where the work was completed under the title.

Step 3

Write: “I, being duly sworn, state the following:”

Step 4

Use numbered paragraphs to list the following facts: contractor’s name and address, owner’s name and address, the date of the contract, the location of the contract and a brief description of the contract.

Step 5

Write: “The following table indicates the name and address of each subcontractor and laborer and indicate the amounts owed.”

Step 6

Create a table that lists the name, address and phone number of each worker. In the columns, indicate the contract prices and whether the person was paid or not.

Step 7

Bring the completed document to a notary public. The notary will swear you in and ask if the information is correct. If it is, sign the document in the notary’s presence and have the notary place his seal on the document indicating the information is true and accurate.

About the Author

Based in Traverse City, Mich., George Lawrence has been writing professionally since 2009. His work primarily appears on various websites. An avid outdoorsman, Lawrence holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both criminal justice and English from Michigan State University, as well as a Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he graduated with honors.

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