Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Colusa County

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

You can file your mechanics lien in person at the Colusa County Clerk-Recorder’s Office located at:

546 Jay St.
Ste. 200
Colusa, CA 95932
Ph: (530) 458-0500

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What is Colusa County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

The Colusa county Recorder’s general requirements include documentation by the specified deadline regulated by state law, submitted documents meeting margin and other formatting requirements, and the appropriate filing fees paid for when the documents are submitted.

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

All documents submitted for recording must comply with the 8.5″ x 11″ standard page size.

Each document shall have at least a half-inch margin on each vertical side.

The top 2.5″ of the first page shall be reserved for recording information.

The top left 2.5″ by 3.5″ of space is used by the public to show the recording requestor’s name as well as the name and address to which the document should be returned. The remaining portion of the space is for the recorder’s recording label.

How can I make payment to the Colusa County Recorder?

Checks should be made payable to the Colusa County recorder. For more information, you can contact the recorder at (530) 458-0500.

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

The Colusa County Recorder’s basic recording fee is $8.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Non-conforming size: $3.00 per page

Penalty Print (more than nine lines per vertical inch or twenty-two characters per horizontal inch, except directive or explanatory words: $1.00

Indexing Fees: $1.00 for additional indexing referencing previously recorded documents

$1.00 for additional indexing for each group of 10 names or portion thereof, after first group of 10 names

Recording every release of lien, encumbrance or notice executed by the state, or any country, city district or political subdivision: $12.00

Copy Fees

Official Copy: $1.00 per page
Certified Copy: $1.00 per document
Conformed Copy: $1.00 each

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

To obtain a copy of a recorded document, mail the following information to the clerk-recorder:

1. Book, page, or instrument number (required)
2. Estimated date (if known)
3. Name of the property owner
4. Self-addressed, stamped envelope
5. payments in the form a check or money order

Do I have the right to file a mechanics lien in Colusa 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 Colusa 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 Colusa County?

The fee to file a California Preliminary Notice in Colusa County is $40.00.