Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Yuba County

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

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

915 8th Street, Suite 107
Marysville, CA 95901
Recorder Phone: (530) 749-7850

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recording Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What is Yuba County's Recording Backlog?

The Yuba County Recorder does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. The Recorder’s office is required to make a permanent record of all documents. Documents are scanned and indexed. The original documents are returned to you in approximately 2 weeks.

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

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

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

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

1. Recorder Duties & Indexing – GC 27201 & 6103
The Recorder shall upon payment of proper fees and taxes, accept for recording any instrument, paper or notice authorized or required by law.

Documents must contain sufficient information to be indexed, meet recording requirements and be photographically reproducible.

2. Original Signature Required – GC 27201(c) & CC 1218

Requires original signatures on all instruments, papers or notices presented for recording except as otherwise provided by law. A certified copy is also acceptable.

3. All-Purpose Acknowledgment – CC 1188, CC 1189, GC 27282, GC 27285 & GC 27287
Any California notary public or other officer taking acknowledgments in California must complete the California all-purpose notary acknowledgment.
Documents must be acknowledged using a proper format unless exempt from being acknowledged, as provided by law. Notary forms available on the Forms & Resources page.
4. Legibility – GC 27361.7
Documents presented for recording must be sufficiently legible to reproduce a readable photographic copy. This includes notary seals and any attachments or exhibits.
Whenever the text of a document presented for record may be made out but is not sufficiently legible to reproduce a readable photographic record, the recorder may require the person presenting it for record to substitute a legible original document or to prepare a legible copy of the first document by handwriting or typewriting and attach the same to the original as a part of the document for making the permanent photographic record. The handwritten or typewritten legible copy shall be certified by the party creating the copy under penalty of perjury as being a true copy of the original. As used in this section, the word “text” includes the notary seal, certificates, and other appendages thereto. Forms available on the Forms & Resources page.
5. Page Size – GC 27361.5
A page is defined as one printed side of a single piece of paper measuring 8 ½” x 11″.
A sheet is defined as one printed side of a single piece of paper that is not exactly 8 ½” x 11″, but is no larger than 8 ½” x 14″.
6. Page Margins – GC 27361.6
All documents submitted for recording must have at least a ½” margin along each vertical side. In addition, the top right 2 ½” of the first page or sheet must be reserved for recording information. The left 3 ½” of this space is used to show the name of the party requesting the recording and where to mail the document after it is recorded.
7. Cover Page – GC 27361.6
If the first page of the document does not have required space for the recording information, a separate page or cover sheet must be attached to the front of the document. This cover sheet must show the name of the party requesting the recording, where to mail the document after it is recorded and the title or titles of the document. Recording fees will be charged for this page.
8. Mailing Address For Tax Statements – GC 27321.5
Every deed or instrument executed to convey fee title to real property shall have noted on the first page or sheet thereof the name and address to which future tax statements may be mailed.
9. Document Titles – GC 27324
All documents submitted for recording must indicate the title or titles of the documents contained therein. Titles should appear on the first page, directly below the space reserved for the Recorder.
10. Additional Titles Indexed – GC 27324
The Recorder is required to index all titles shown on the first page. Additional titles may also be identified and indexed at the discretion of the Recorder. When a document contains more than one title to be indexed, the document will be charged for each additional title.
11. Recording Reference Number Required – GC 27361.6
Any document that modifies, releases or cancels the provisions of a previously recorded document must contain the recording reference number of that prior document.
12. Basic Recording Fees – GC 27361
All recording fees are due at the time of recording. Other fees may apply.
13. Recording Fee for Non-Conforming Documents – GC 27361
If any part of a document does not measure 8 ½” x 11″ an additional fee of $3.00 will be charged for each page of the document.
14. SB2 Building Homes & Jobs Act – GC 27388.1
Effective January 1, 2018, pursuant to the Building Homes and Jobs Act (SB2), documents accepted for recording shall be charged a fee of $75 per parcel for every instrument, paper or notice, with a maximum fee of $225 per transaction, unless a valid exemption is declared on the document. SB2 Building Homes & Jobs Act Fee Notice
A declaration of a valid exemption may be placed on the face of the each document, or on a document cover page, which shall become part of the document, prior to depositing with the Recorder. If no valid exemption is declared, the fee will be assessed.
15. Survey Monument Fee – Yuba County Ordinance and GC 27585
A fee of $10 may be applicable to grant deeds submitted for recording. Survey Monument Fund Fee Handout

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

Page Size: All documents must comply with the 8 1/2″ x 11″ standard page size must be no larger than 8 1/2″ x 14″.

Margins: All documents submitted for recording must have at least a ½” margin along each vertical side. In addition, the top right 2 1/2″ of the first page or sheet must be reserved for recording information. The left 3 1/2″ of this space is used to show the name of the party requesting the recording and where to mail the document after it is recorded.

Cover Page: If the first page of the document does not have required space for the recording information, a separate page or cover sheet must be attached to the front of the document. This cover sheet must show the name of the party requesting the recording, where to mail the document after it is recorded and the title or titles of the document. Recording fees will be charged for this page.

How can I make payment to the Yuba County Recorder?

You can make payment to the Yuba County recorder in person when filing your lien.

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

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

Additional Recording Fees

Non-Conforming Size Penalty Fee: $3.00 for each page that is not 8.5 x 11

Print Size Penalty: $1.00 for each page with small print

Indexing Fees: $1.00 for each additional reference

$1.00 for each additional group of 10 names or a portion thereof after initial group of 10 names

Lien Fees

Recording full releases of Gov’t Agency Liens (State, County & City except Federal Gov’t): $8.00

Copy Fees

Photographic Copy of public record: $2.00 for the first page and
$0.50 for each additional page

Certificate under Seal: $2.50

Conformed Copy (limit 2): $1.00 each

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

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

915 8th Street, Suite 107
Marysville, CA 95901
Recorder Phone: (530) 749-7850

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Recording Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

The fee to file a California Preliminary Notice in Yuba County is $35.00 and $20.00 for each additional parcel or address.

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