Tips, Practical Information When Filling Your Mechanics Lien

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

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

633 Washington Street – Room 11
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone (530) 527-3350
Fax (530) 527-1745, Alt Fax (530) 527-1140

Office Hours – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

(CLOSED 12:00-1:00 FOR LUNCH)

What is Tehama County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

Generally, to file a mechanics lien in Tehama County you must 1. Sent a CA 20-Day Preliminary Notice within 20 days of starting a job in Tehama. 2. You must also meet also meet all of Tehama County’s margin, document, and fee requirements to successfully file a mechanics lien.

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

All documents must comply with the 8-1/2″ x 11″ standard page size. Any page other than 8-1/2″ x 11″ will result in an additional recording fee. The top of the first page should be 2.5 inch margins and all other margins should be .5 inches.

How can I make payment to the Tehama County Recorder?

The Tehama County Recorder accepts cash, check, money order, and most major credit cards. You can make payment directly to the office when submitting your mechanics lien.

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

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

Additional Recording Fees

Lien Fees

Release of Lien – $12.00

Non-conforming page size: $3.00 for each page other than 8-1/2 x 11

Copy Fees

Recorded Documents: $1.50 per page

Certification of Recorded Document: $3.50 per page

Conformed Copy: $1.00

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

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

633 Washington Street – Room 11
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Phone (530) 527-3350
Fax (530) 527-1745, Alt Fax (530) 527-1140

Office Hours – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

(CLOSED 12:00-1:00 FOR LUNCH)

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

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