Section 3086. (Added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1362.)
Cite as: Cal. Civil Code §3086.
“Completion” means, in the case of any work of improvement other than a public work, actual completion of the work of improvement. Any of the following shall be deemed equivalent to a completion:
(a)The occupation or use of a work of improvement by the owner, or his agent, accompanied by cessation of labor thereon.
(b)The acceptance by the owner, or his agent, of the work of improvement.
(c)After the commencement of a work of improvement, a cessation of labor thereon for a continuous period of 60 days, or a cessation of labor thereon for a continuous period of 30 days or more if the owner files for record a notice of cessation.
If the work of improvement is subject to acceptance by any public entity, the completion of such work of improvement shall be deemed to be the date of such acceptance; provided, however, that, except as to contracts awarded under the State Contract Act, Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 14250), Part 5, Division 3, Title 2 of the Government Code, a cessation of labor on any public work for a continuous period of 30 days shall be a completion thereof.