Filing a mechanics lien in Clark County

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

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Before you file a lien in Clark 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 lien

Download Clark County Probate Office Forms:

Lien FAQs for Clark County

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

You can file your Probate Office in person at the Clarke County Probate Court, located at:
114 Court Street
Grove Hill, Alabama, 36451

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (251) 275-3251.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Clark 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 Clark County, then the lien must be filed with the Clark 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.

When is the deadline to file a lien in Clark County?

In Clark County, Alabama, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. General contractors have 6 months to file a lien after the last day of furnishing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 120 days to file.

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

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Clark County Probate Office is as follows:
$6.00 1st page, $3.00 each additional

Costs change periodically.

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

What forms of payment does the Clark County Probate Office accept?

Clark County Probate Office accepts the following forms of payment:

Checks, money orders or cash

If paying by check, make it payable to Probate Court and the Secretary of State’s office.

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Clark County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $6.00 1st page, $3.00 each additional.

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 Clark County?

The Clark 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

114 Court Street Grove Hill, 36451

By mail

P.O. Box 10 114 Court Street Grove Hill, 36451

Fees

Certified copy: $3.00 per instrument, plus $1.00 per page

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Clark County?

The Clark County Probate Office accepts preliminary notices for recording. The fee is . However, while you can file a preliminary notice, it’s not necessarily required.

Does the Clark County Probate Office record Notices of Commencement?

A Notice of Commencement can be filed with the Clark County Probate Office. The fee is Learn more about Alabama’s rules for Notices of Commencement and how they work.

How do I record a Notice of Completion in Clark County?

You can file a Notice of Completion with the Clark County Probate Office. The fee is .

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