Tips, Practical Information When Filling Your Mechanics Lien

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

You can file your mechanics liens at the Jackson County Clerk’s office in person located at:

4445 Lafayette St
Marianna Fl, 32446
Main: (850) 482-9552
Main Fax: (850) 482-9920

What is Jackson County's Recording Backlog?

The Jackson County Clerk does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

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

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

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

Generally, to file a mechanics lien in Jackson County, there are 3 steps:

Step 1: Prepare your Florida mechanics lien form with the appropriate information required including information, statement of labor, and more. For more information, read our How to File a Florida Mechanics Lien Guide

Step 2: Serve a copy of the lien to the owner and others on the project.

Step 3: File the lien claim with the Jackson County Recorder’s Office.

Your lien claim must follow all Jackson County requirements including the appropriate margins and pay all fees.”

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

All documents must be no larger than 8 1/2″” x 14″”. Every document must have a 3-inch square at the top right-hand corner of the first page and a 1-inch by 3-inch space at the top right-hand corner of each subsequent page for use by the Clerk.

How can I make payment to the Jackson County Recorder?

You can make payment to the Jackson County Recorder when submitting your lien claim. The Jackson Recorder accepts most major forms of payment including cash, check, and major credit cards.

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

The Jackson County Clerk’s recording fee is $10.00 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page or fraction.

Additional Recording Fees

Indexing instruments which contain more than 4 names – this includes names listed as successor by merger, aka, fka, nka, dba, etc.: $1.00 per additional name

Lien Fees

Transfer of Lien/Judgement, First: $20.00
Transfer of Lien/Judgement, Each Additional: $10.00

Copy Fees

Copies up to and including 8 1/2″” x 14″”, per page: $1.00
Certifying copies, per instrument: $2.00

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien from the Jackson County Clerk’s office in person located at:

4445 Lafayette St
Marianna Fl, 32446
Main: (850) 482-9552
Main Fax: (850) 482-9920

You can also search the Jackson County’s Official Records online and purchase a copy at:

https://www.jacksonclerk.com/search-official-records/

You can also order an electronic certified copy at:

https://www.jacksonclerk.com/electronic-certified-official-records/

Do I have the right to file a mechanics lien in Jackson, Florida?

Determining whether you have the right to file a mechanics lien in Jackson, FL depends on your situation. 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 Florida. 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 Jackson County, FL.

You can read more about lien rights and if you have the right to file a lien on our Florida Mechanics Lien Resources page.

What is the fee to file a Florida Preliminary Notice in Jackson County?

The fee to file a Florida Preliminary Notice in Jackson is $10.