Guide to filing construction documents in Etowah County, Alabama

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Etowah County should get familiar with the Etowah County Probate Office. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Etowah County Probate Office, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in Alabama can be complex. Before recording a lien in Etowah County, read Filing a Lien in Alabama: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Etowah County Probate Office Forms:

Lien FAQs for Etowah County

What types of documents can I file at the Etowah County Probate Office?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Etowah County, Alabama?

Filing in person

You can file your Probate Office in person at the Etowah County Courthouse, located at:
800 Forrest Avenue
Gadsden, Alabama, AL, 35901

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (256) 549-1444.

E-Filing

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Who can file a lien in Etowah County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Etowah County, Alabama, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the Alabama Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Etowah County, Alabama?

In Alabama, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. In general:
General contractors have 6 months to file a lien after the date of last furnishing. Subcontractors and suppliers have 120 days to file after date of last furnishing.

What are the Etowah County Probate Office fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Etowah County, Alabama:
$16 for the first page $3 for each additional page $5 if document exceeds 10 pages

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Etowah County Probate Office to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

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

How do I release a lien in Etowah County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Etowah County Probate Office, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:
$19 Partial release $16.00.

How do I get copies of documents from the Etowah County Probate Office?

In Etowah County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Etowah County Probate Office.

In person

800 Forrest Avenue Gadsden, AL 35901

By mail

800 Forrest Avenue Gadsden, AL 35901

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