Filing a mechanics lien in Lee County

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

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

Lien FAQs for Lee County

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

Lee County Probate Office has 3 for recording mechanics liens and other property documents:

215 South 9th Street
Opelika, Alabama, 36801
Phone: 334) (737-3670

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

Other Locations
Auburn Satellite Office
1266 Mall Parkway
Auburn, AL 36830
Phone: 334-737-7297

Smiths Station Satellite Office
2336 Lee Road 430
Smiths Station, AL 36877
Phone: 334-448-3299

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

In Lee 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 Lee County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Lee County Probate Office is as follows:
Fee for first page: $8.00 Additional pages: $3.00 each

Costs change periodically.

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

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Lee County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $8.00 for the 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 Lee County?

The Lee 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

215 South 9th Street Opelika, AL 36801

By mail

PO Box 2266 Opelika, AL 36803-2266

Electronically

The Lee County Probate Office does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies.

Fees

Certified copy: $3.00

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Lee County?

The Lee 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 Lee County Probate Office record Notices of Commencement?

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

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

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