Filing a mechanics lien in New Haven City/Town

If you’re trying to record a mechanics lien or construction notice in New Haven City/Town, Connecticut, you’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll find contact information for the New Haven City/Town Clerk, document rules, delivery requirements, fees, payment methods, and more.

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Before you file a lien in New Haven City/Town, read How to File a Lien in Connecticut for a step-by-step guide to the process and requirements.

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Download New Haven City/Town Clerk Forms:

Lien FAQs for New Haven City/Town

Where do I file a mechanics lien in New Haven City/Town, Connecticut?

You can file your Clerk in person at the City/Town Clerk, located at:
200 Orange Street Room 202
New Haven, Connecticut, 06510

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hours of Recording:
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (203) 946-8339.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in New Haven City/Town, Connecticut?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in Connecticut. If the project property was located in New Haven City/Town, then the lien must be filed with the New Haven City/Town Clerk, regardless of where you or your company are located. But whether or not you have the right to file a lien will depend on a number of factors, including your position on the payment chain, whether you sent the required notices, and whether the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the requirements and deadlines, visit the Connecticut Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

When is the deadline to file a lien in New Haven City/Town?

In New Haven City/Town, Connecticut, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. General contractors have 90 days to file a lien after the last date of furnishing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 90 days to file.

How much does it cost to file a lien in New Haven City/Town?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the New Haven City/Town Clerk is as follows:
$60 for the first page. $5 for each additional page

Costs change periodically.

Visit the New Haven City/Town Clerk fees page for the latest information.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the New Haven City/Town Clerk?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in New Haven City/Town, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $60.

A mechanics lien is typically canceled after the claim has been paid, or when the lien expires.

How can I get a copy of a lien or other document recorded in New Haven City/Town?

The New Haven City/Town Clerk maintains a record of all property documents, including mechanics liens and certain construction notices. You can obtain either a certified or conformed copy of a document. Related: What type of document copy do you need?

In person

200 Orange Street Room 202 New Haven, CT 06510

By mail

200 Orange Street Room 202 New Haven, CT 06510

Electronically

The New Haven City/Town Clerk does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies.

Fees

Certified copy: $2.00

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in New Haven City/Town?

Preliminary notices are not recorded in New Haven City/Town. Learn more about Connecticut’s preliminary notice requirements and how to send one.

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