Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Pinal County

Each state has its own unique lien laws, and Arizona is no different. In fact, Arizona’s lien laws are a little stricter than most other states. Here are three points you should consider before you file a mechanics lien with the Pinal County Recorder.

  1. You must file a Preliminary Notice to retain your lien rights in Arizona. If you furnished labor and/or materials on a project, you need to submit a Preliminary “20 day” Notice in order to retain their right to lien.
  2. You must be licensed to file a mechanics lien in Arizona. Getting licensed is good practice no matter which state you’re in, however, it’s doubly important in Arizona. Unlicensed contractors don’t reserve the right to file a mechanics lien.
  3. Lastly, You may only file a mechanics lien if you have a written contract with the property owner. All participants on a project who aren’t contracted directly with the property owner may not file a mechanics lien.

This page includes useful information about where to file a mechanics lien in Pinal County, as well as the Pinal County Recorder’s filing requirements, fees, filing methods, and other relevant information.

Where is the Pinal Recorder's Office that files mechanics liens?

You can file your mechanics liens in person, by mail or electronically.

In Person

Documents may be recorded in person at one of the Pinal County Recorder’s Offices at the following addresses:

Florence Office (Main)

Location Address
31 N Pinal St
Building E
Florence, AZ 85132

M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 PM
Phone: 520-866-6830
Fax: 520-866-6831

Apache Junction

575 N Idaho Rd
Ste #800
Apache Junction AZ 85119

M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 PM
Phone: 520-866-6179
Fax: 520-866-6163

Casa Grande

820 E Cottonwood Ln
Ste A-2
Casa Grande AZ 85122

M-F 8:00 am – 4:30 PM
Phone: 520-866-7488
Fax: 520-866-7487

By Mail

You can mail your documents for recording to:

PO Box 848
Florence, AZ 85132

If recording by mail, you must include the original document and a check or money order for the correct amount, according to the recording fee schedule on the recorder’s website.

By E-Recording

Your documents can electronically recorded through one of the Pinal County trusted E-Recording partners.

To record your document electronically, contact one of the County Recorder’s offices for a list of trusted E-Recording partners.

Note that you can obtain a form at most office supply, title company or attorney’s office.

What is Pinal County's Recording Backlog?

The Pinal County Recorder does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that if the document meets the form requirements, is complete, and the proper fees have been paid, the County Recorder’s office will accept your document and make it a matter of permanent public record. The data entry department will key the pertinent information to create an index so that you may locate this record in the future by name. Your original document will be returned to the address typed on the document. If the original document is ever lost or misplaced, a certified copy may be obtained from the County Recorder’s office.

Should my mechanics lien be filed in Pinal County, or some other county?

If the project is located in Pinal county, then yes, you will want to record your lien with the Pinal County Recorder’s office.

What are Pinal County's requirements for recording a mechanics lien?

Generally, to file a mechanics lien in Pinal County, there are 3 steps:

Step 1: Prepare your Arizona Mechanics Lien Form with the appropriate information required including information, statement of labor, and more. For more information, read our How to File a Arizona Mechanics Lien Guide.

Step 2: Serve a copy of the lien to the owner and others on the project.

Step 3: File the lien claim with the Pinal County Recorder’s Office.

Your lien claim must follow all Pinal County requirements including the appropriate margins and pay all fees.

What are the margin & page size requirements to file a lien in Pinal County?

All documents submitted for recording must be no smaller than 8-1/2” x 11” and no larger than 8-1/2” x 14”. The first page must have a top margin of 2”.

How can I make payment to the Pinal County Recorder?

You can make make payment to the Pinal County Recorder when submiting your lien claim. The Pinal County Recorder accepts check or money order.

What are the filing fees to record a mechanics lien in Pinal County?

The Pinal County Recorder’s recording fee is $30.00.

Copy Fees

Requested document copies are $1.00 per page. Certification of documents is an additional $3.00 per document.

Note that each recording fee includes a $1.00 postage fee for return of document by mail.

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from Pinal County's Recorders Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person, by mail or online.

Copies of recorded documents can be requested:

In person at the Pinal County Recorder’s Office, 31 N. Pinal St. Bldg E, Florence, AZ 85132

In writing by mail to the Pinal County Recorder’s Office, PO Box 848, Florence, AZ 85132

Via the Internet at the Pinal County Recorder Document Search.

The search range is from May 23, 1980 to the current end date.
These images are in pdf format and will contain the “unofficial copy” watermark.

Requested document copies are $ 1.00 per page. For mail requests this includes the return postage. Certification of documents is an additional $3.00 per document.

Do I have the right to file a mechanics lien in Pinal, Arizona?

Determining whether you have the right to file a mechanics lien in Pinal, AZ depends on your situation. Generally speaking, every state gives those who have furnished labor and/or materials to a construction project the right to file a mechanics lien if unpaid for the furnishing. The same is true in Arizona. However, there are some state-specific limitations as to who is qualified to file a mechanics lien that is important when considering whether you have the right to file a mechanics lien in Pinal County, AZ.

You can read more about lien rights and if you have the right to file a lien on our Arizona Mechanics Lien Resources page.

What is the fee to file an Arizona Preliminary Notice in Pinal County?

The fee to file an Arizona Preliminary Notice in Pinal is $15.

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