Filing a mechanics lien in Lauderdale County

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

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Before you file a lien in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County Probate Office Forms:

Lien FAQs for Lauderdale County

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

You can file your Probate Office in person at the Lauderdale County Probate Court, Recording Department, located at:
200 South Court Street
Florence, Alabama, 35630

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (256) 760-5800.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County, then the lien must be filed with the Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County?

In Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Lauderdale County Probate Office is as follows:
$16 for the first page $3 for each additional page $5 if document exceeds 10 pages

Costs change periodically.

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

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Lauderdale County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $16.00 for the 1st page plus $3.00 for 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 Lauderdale County?

The Lauderdale 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

200 South Court Street, Florence, Alabama 35630

Fees

Certified copy: $3.00

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Lauderdale County?

The Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County Probate Office record Notices of Commencement?

A Notice of Commencement can be filed with the Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County?

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

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