Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Yolo County

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

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

625 Court Street, Room B01
Woodland, California 95695

Phone: 530-666-8130
Fax: 530-666-8109

Open to the public: 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays Open during the lunch hour 12-1 p.m.

Phone hours: 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays

What is Yolo County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

Generally, to file a mechanics lien in Yolo County you should 1) Meet all California Mechanics Lien requirements including having sent a 20-day 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.

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

All documents must comply with the 8 1/2″ x 11″ standard page size. Any page that is not 8 1/2″ x 11″ incurs an additional recording fee.

How can I make payment to the Yolo County Recorder?

The Yolo County Clerk/Recorder’s Office accepts check, money order, credit card or cash payment for services.

Cash Payments:

Cash is accepted only if present in office. Do not mail cash.

Credit Card Payments:

Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. When faxing or mailing, use the Credit Card Form from the
Forms page at yolorecorder.org. Include this form with your application for services.

If you do not wish to use this form, you may also fax your application, then after allowing enough time for the ffice to receive
your application, call the office with your credit card information.

Phone number: 530-666-8130
Fax number: 530-666-8109

Checks or Money Orders:

Should be made payable to Yolo County Clerk/Recorder and mailed to:

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder
P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, CA 95776-1130

Make sure to include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope with your request or in lieu of the Self Addressed Stamped Envelope add $1.00 for return postage.

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

The Yolo County Recorder’s regular recording fee is $24.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Non-conforming sized documents: $3.00 per page

Indexing Fees: $4.00 per additional recording reference

$4.00 for each additional set of up to 10 names

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

Lien Fees

Release of State/County Lien: $12.00

Copy Fees

Copy of Recorded Document: $7.35 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page

Certification Fee: $6.50 per document

Conformed Copy: $1.00

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

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

In Person

You may visit the the Yolo County Recorder’s office located at:

625 Court Street, Room B01
Woodland, California 95695

Phone: 530-666-8130
Fax: 530-666-8109

Open to the public: 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays Open during the lunch hour 12-1 p.m.

Phone hours: 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays

The Recorder’s Office maintains microfilm and digital copies of all previously recorded documents from 1970-present. Note that
if your document was recorded later than August 1970, you may locate this information using the Official Document Search.

By Fax

You may also fax your order for copies of recorded documents.

Fax number: 530-666-8109

By Mail

If you are mailing a check and do not know the exact number of pages of a particular document (available through the Official Document Search), insert “not to exceed $20” or an amount that you think is appropriate. They will fill in the amount and send you a receipt with the document.

Along with your request make sure to include:

1. Fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the Yolo 2. County Clerk/Recorder or the Credit Card Charge Form
3. Daytime phone number
4. Self Addressed Stamped Envelope for return mailing.

Mail your request to:

Yolo County Clerk/Recorder
P.O. Box 1130
Woodland, CA 95776-1130

Note that orrders for copies of recorded documents require the following information:

1. The recording reference number. This may be a book and page, or document number
2. Date of the recording
3. Names of the parties involved in the documents

If you cannot find the recording reference number, you must indicate the approximate date of recording.

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

The fee to file a California Preliminary Notice in Yolo is $34.00.

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