Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Mariposa County

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

You can your file your mechanic liens in person at the Mariposa County Recorder’s office located at:

Mariposa County Recorder
4982 10th Street
Mariposa, CA 95338

The Mariposa County Recorder’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Recording hours are from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

If you need more information, you can call them at 209-966-2332.

What is Mariposa County's Recording Backlog?

The Mariposa County Recorder does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. Although the Mariposa County Recorder doesn’t publicly release it’s recording backlog, you can give them a call at 209-966-2332 to see how long it would take to record your document.

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

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

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

Generally, to file a mechanics lien in Mariposa County you should 1) Meet all California Mechanics Lien requirements including having sent a 20-day Preliminary Notice. 2) Meet all county document filing requirements, which include printing your lien on 8.5 x 11 inch paper using .5 inch margins, except at the top of the first page where you should use a 2.5inch margin. 3) Pay all appropriate and required filing fees for the county to record your document. For a document that meets formatting requirements, this will be $13 for the first page and $3 for each additional page included.

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

All documents must comply with the 8.5 x 11″ standard page size. The top margin of the first page of your mechanics lien should be 2.5 inches and all other margins of the first page should be .5 inches. Every other page in your mechanics lien filing should have .5 margins on all sides.

A fee will be charged for each page that is not 8.5 x 11″ or meet the margin requirements set by the County Recorder’s office.

How can I make payment to the Mariposa County Recorder?

The Mariposa County Recorder accepts cash, checks, money orders, and most major credit cards. You can make payment by visiting the Mariposa County Recorder. Make sure to get a receipt!

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

The Mariposa County Recorder’s regular recording fee is $14.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Penalty print: $1.00 per page

Penalty fee (for documents larger or smaller than 8.5 x 11): $3.00 per page

Indexing fees: $1.00 for each reference indexed

$1.00 for each group of 10 names or fractional portion thereof after first group of 10 names

Lien release filed by City or State Government: $12.00

Copy Fees

Official Copy: $1.00 for each page
Certification of certification under seal: $1.00
Conformed Copy: No Fee (only one copy will be conformed)

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Mariposa County Recorder’s office located at:

Mariposa County Recorder
4982 10th Street
Mariposa, CA 95338

The records are open for public inspection and copies may be purchased from this office.

The Mariposa County Recorder’s office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Recording hours are from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

If you need more information, you can call them at 209-966-2332.

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

The fee to file a California Preliminary Notice in Mariposa County is $20.00.

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