Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Trinity County

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

You can file your mechanic liens in person or by mail.

In Person

You may present your documents for recording in person at the Trinity County Clerk/Recorder’s office located at:

11 Court Street
P.O. Box 1215
Weaverville,CA 96093
Phone: 530-623-1215
Fax: 530-623-8398
E-mail: recorder@trinitycounty.org

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

You may mail your documents for recording with a check, cashiers check, or money order made payable to:

Trinity County Recorder
PO Box 1215
11 Court Street
Weaverville, CA 96093

What is Tehama County's Recording Backlog?

The Trinity County Recorder does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. Your request is processed upon receipt but note that your original documents will be returned to you in the mail within 10-15 working days.

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

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

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

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

1. Property to be transferred must be in Trinity County

2. The document must be authorized or required by law to be recorded (gov:29201)

3. The document must be submitted with the proper fees and taxes (gov:6103;27201;27261)

4. The document should name the person requesting the recording (gov:27361.6)

5. The document should state the name and address of whom the document should be returned. (gov:27361.6)

6. The document should have at least the top 2.5″ of the first page or sheet reserved for recording information. The left-hand 3.5″ shall be used by the public to show the name of the person requesting recording and the name and address to which the document is to be returned following recording. In the event the first page does not comply with these requirements, a cover sheet may be used. (gov:27361.6)

7. The entire document, including notary seal, must be legible enough to produce a readable photographic record. (gov:27201;27361.6;27361.7;8207)

8. Signatures must be original unless the document is a certified copy issued by the appropriate custodian of the public record (gov:27201b)

9. The document must be properly acknowledged, unless exempt (gov:27201;27289;27285;27287;27288)

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.
For any page, not exactly 8 1/2” x 11” in size, all pages of a document are charged the penalty of $3.00 per page.

The document should have at least the top 2.5″ of the first page or sheet reserved for recording information. The left-hand 3.5″ shall be used by the public to show the name of the person requesting recording and the name and address to which the document is to be returned following recording. In the event the first page does not comply with these requirements, a cover sheet may be used.

How can I make payment to the Tehama County Recorder?

You may mail your documents for recording with a check, cashiers check, or money order made payable to:

Trinity County Recorder
PO Box 1215
11 Court Street
Weaverville, CA 96093

Do not send cash in the mail.

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

The Trinity County Recorder’s basic recording fee is $13.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Non-standard Page Size Penalty: $3.00 for any page not exactly 8 1/2” x 11” in size

Print Penalty: $1.00 for each page with text more than 9 lines per vertical inch or more than 22 characters per horizontal inch

Indexing Fees: $1.00 for each additional group of 10 names or a portion thereof after initial group of 10 names.

Lien Fees

Lien Release State/County: $86.00

Copy Fees

Official Copy: $1.25 per page
Confirmation of Recording: $5.00
Certification Fee: $2.00 per document in addition to copy fee
Conformed Copy: $0.50

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

You may request for a recorded copy of your lien in person or by mail.

In Person

You may visit the the Trinity County Recorder’s office in person located at:

11 Court Street
P.O. Box 1215
Weaverville,CA 96093
Phone: 530-623-1215
Fax: 530-623-8398
E-mail: recorder@trinitycounty.org

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

By Mail

Trinity County official records may be purchased via check, credit card, or money order, do not send cash in the mail.

To purchase, you can contact the Recorder’s Office at 530-623-1215 for the number of pages, then send a check, money order, or completed Credit Card Authorization for the appropriate amount with the order form to:

Trinity County Clerk/Recorder
PO Box 1215
Weaverville, CA 96093

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 Trinity County is $40.00.

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