Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Amador County

Where is the Amador County Recorder's Office that files mechanic liens?

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Amador County Clerk/Recorder’s Office located at:

810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6468

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Recorder

Note that the County Clerk/Recorder’s office does not provide any blank documents. Forms must be obtained from a stationery store, title company, attorney or online.

What is Amador County's Recording Backlog?

The Amador County Clerk/Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

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

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

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

Effective January 1, 2018 documents accepted for recording will be charged an additional Seventy-Five Dollars ($75) fee as per Government Code 27388.1

Only documents meeting statutory exemptions will be exempt from the collection of this fee. A valid declaration of exemption must be placed on the face of each document or on a cover sheet prior to
presentation for recording.

The following are applicable statutory exemptions:

• Any instrument, paper or notice recorded in connection with a transfer subject to Documentary
Transfer Tax as defined in Revenue & Taxation Code 11911
• Any instrument, paper or notice recorded in connection with a transfer of real property that
is a residential dwelling to an owner-occupier

• Instruments, papers or notices expressly exempted from recording fees.
• Any instrument, paper or notice in connection with the above when the limit of $225 has been reached

Failure to include an exemption reason will result in the imposition of the $75 Building Homes and Jobs Act Fee. Note that fees collected are deposited to the State and may not be available for refund.

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

All documents must comply with the 8 1/2″ x 11″ standard page size. A fee will be charged for any page that is larger or smaller than 8 1/2″ x 11″.

How can I make payment to the Amador County Recorder?

The Amador County Clerk/Recorder’s Office payment options include: check, money order or cash. Note that they do not accept debit or credit card payments.

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

The Amador County Clerk/Recorder’s Office recording fee is $12.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Surcharge Fee: $3.00 for each page that is larger or smaller than 8 1/2″” x 11″”

Penalty Print: $1.00 per page

Indexing Fee: $1.00 for each group of 10 names or fractional portion thereof after 1st group of 10 names

Copy Fees

Official Record Copy: $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page

Certificate or Certificates under Seal: $4.00

Conformed Copy (will be returned immediately if a
self-addressed stamped envelope is nclosed): No Fee

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

To obtain a recorded copy of your lien, you can visit the Amador County Clerk/Recorder’s Office in person located at:

810 Court Street
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 223-6468

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Recorder

Do I have the right to file a mechanics lien in Amador County, CA?

Determining whether you do or do not have a mechanics lien right can be tricky. 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 California. 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 Amador County, California.

Great and detailed information about this is available on our California Mechanics Lien Resources Page.

What is the fee to file a CA Preliminary Notice in Amador County?

The fee to file a California Preliminary Notice in Amador County is $55.00.

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