Filing a mechanics lien in Baldwin County

If you’re trying to record a mechanics lien or construction notice in Baldwin County, Alabama, you’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll find contact information for the Baldwin County Probate Office, document rules, delivery requirements, fees, payment methods, and more.

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Before you file a lien in Baldwin County, read How to File a Lien in Alabama for a step-by-step guide to the process and requirements.

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC-1

Download Baldwin County Probate Office Forms:

Lien FAQs for Baldwin County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Baldwin County, Alabama?

Baldwin County Probate Office has 4 for recording mechanics liens and other property documents:

220 Courthouse Square
Bay Minette, Alabama, 36507
Phone: (251) 239-4311

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am -12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Other Locations
1100 Fairhope Ave
Fairhope, AL 36532

201 East Section Ave
Foley, AL 36535

22251 Palmer St
Robertsdale, AL 36567

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Baldwin County, Alabama?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in Alabama. If the project property was located in Baldwin County, then the lien must be filed with the Baldwin County Probate Office, regardless of where you or your company are located. But whether or not you have the right to file a lien will depend on a number of factors, including your position on the payment chain, whether you sent the required notices, and whether the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the requirements and deadlines, visit the Alabama Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

How much does it cost to file a lien in Baldwin County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Baldwin County Probate Office is as follows:
Page Fee $3.00 per page Data Processing $5.00 per instrument Archive Fee $5.00 per instrument

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Baldwin County Probate Office fees page for the latest information.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Baldwin County Probate Office?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Baldwin County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $13.00 first page $3.00 each additional page.

A mechanics lien is typically canceled after the claim has been paid, or when the lien expires.

How can I get a copy of a lien or other document recorded in Baldwin County?

The Baldwin County Probate Office maintains a record of all property documents, including mechanics liens and certain construction notices. You can obtain either a certified or conformed copy of a document. Related: What type of document copy do you need?

In person

220 Courthouse Square Bay Minette, AL 36507

By mail

Post Office Box 459 Bay Minette, AL 36507

Fees

Conformed copy: $3.00

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Baldwin County?

Preliminary notices are not recorded in Baldwin County. Learn more about Alabama’s preliminary notice requirements and how to send one.

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