Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Siskiyou County

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

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

311 Fourth Street, Room 108​
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone: 530-842-8036
Fax:: 530-842-8059

Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Document Recording Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To avoid possible delays, note that the busiest times for the Recorder’s Office are as follows:

Between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Friday afternoons
Last working day of the month
Last two weeks in August (mining claim filings)

What is Siskiyou County's Recording Backlog?

The Siskiyou County Recorder does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

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

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

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

Each document presented for recording must include or comply with the Siskiyou County Recorder’s general requirements. They are as follows:

1. The property must be located in Siskiyou County. (C.C. § 1169)
2. The document must be authorized or required by law to be recorded. (G.C. § 27201)
3. Signatures must be original unless the document is a certified copy issued by the
appropriate custodian of the public record. (G.C. § 27201b, G.C. § 27279, Evidence Code
§ 1530)
4. Include the name of the party requesting the recording and a name and address where the document can be returned. (G.C. § 27361.6)
5. The document must be properly acknowledged, unless exempt. California requires an (all-purpose acknowledgement). (G.C. §27201, 27289, 27285, 27287, 27288; C.C. § 1189)
6. The Assessor’s Parcel Number is required on notice of default, notice of trustee’s sale, deeds, trust deeds and mortgages. (G.C. § 27297.6)
7. The notary seal must be legible for a microfilm reproduction. (G.C. § 8207)
8. When recording documents affecting a change in the ownership of real property, include a completed Preliminary Change of Ownership Report. These forms can be obtained from the County Assessor’s Office.
9. Documents must be clearly legible in order to produce a readable photographic record. This pertains to the document text, notary seals, certificates and other attachments, such as legal
descriptions. (Gov. 27361.7)

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

All documents must comply with the 8.5 by 11 inches standard page size Other page sizes incur additional recording fees.

For recording space requirements, the first page of the document must reserve a minimum of 2.5 inches down from the top of the page, of which the left 3.5 inches across is used by the party requesting recording to enter name and address to which the document is to be returned following recording. The remainder of this space is reserved for use by the Registrar-Recorder to enter the official recording information.

With regard to the vertical sides of the page, a minimum of 0.5 inches must be left blank on each side of the document. If the first page of a document does not comply with these legal requirements, attach a separate page to the front of the document that meets these spacing
criteria and which includes the title or titles of the document.

How can I make payment to the Siskiyou County Recorder?

The Siskiyou County Recorder’s payment options include: cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order.

Make checks payable to:
Siskiyou County Recorder
311 Fourth Street, Room 108
Yreka, CA 96097

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

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

Additional Recording Fees

Non-corforming page: $3.00 for each page that is not 8 1/2” x 11”

Indexing fees: $1.00 for each additional reference

$1.00 for each additional group of 10 names

Lien Fees

Release of Government Liens (tax and Child Support): $20.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page

Copy Fees

Official Copy: $1.00 per page

Certified Copy: $1.00 per document

Conformed Copy: No fee
Will conform one copy only supplied by customer & Self-Add. Stamped Env.

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

You may request a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Siskiyou County Recorder’s office located at:

311 Fourth Street, Room 108​
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone: 530-842-8036
Fax:: 530-842-8059

Hours: 8:00 a.m.- 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Document Recording Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

To avoid possible delays, note that the busiest times for the Recorder’s Office are as follows:

Between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Friday afternoons
Last working day of the month
Last two weeks in August (mining claim filings)

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

The filing fees for a California Preliminary Notice in Siskiyou County is $19.00

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