Fixed-price contracts with money in escrow and no activity for 90 days will be considered “dormant.” This prevents money from being held in escrow for too long. Please see section 4 of the Fixed Price Escrow Instructions details on how dormant contract situations are resolved.

Ways to avoid a dormant contract

  • Don’t set the current milestone’s deadline more than 90 days in the future.
  • Submit a bonus to keep the contract active.
  • Ask the freelancer to submit what work has been completed, release a partial milestone payment and create another milestone.

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