Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Putnam County

Where is the Putnam County Recorder's Office that files mechanics liens?

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

518 St. Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL

Office hours are from Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

*Except for holidays*

What is Putnam County's Recording Backlog?

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

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

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

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

All documents must comply with the Putnam County Clerk’s recording requirements. They are as follows:

1. Original Document
Documents are to HAVE original signatures cannot be a photo copy of an
original or it shall be a certified copy from another county.
2. Prepared by statement for Documents notarized in the state of Florida:
Name and Address of who prepared the document.
3. Mailing Address of Grantee on all Conveyances
4. Witnesses on Conveyances:
Two subscribing witnesses per signature per notary
5. Notarized
Completed Notary Acknowledgement with notary signature and seal.

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

The margin and page size requirements to file a lien in Putnam are: All documents must comply with the 8 1/2″ x 11″ standard page size and must be no larger than 8 1/2″ x 14″. The top margin of the first page should be 3 inches with all other margins as 1 inch. Not meeting these margin and page size requirements may result in additional fees.

How can I make payment to the Putnam County Recorder?

The Putnam County Clerk’s Office accepts checks or money orders. Make checks or money orders payable to Clerk of Courts.

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

The Putnam County Clerk’s recording, indexing and filing fee is $10.00 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page

Additional Recording Fees

Indexing Instruments recorded in the Official Records more than four names: $1.00 for each additional name

Lien Fees

Transfer of Lien: $20.00
Additional Transfer of Lien: $10.00

Transfer of Lien – Judgment: $15.00
Each Additional Lien: $7.50

Transfer of Lien – Claim of Lien: $20.00
Each Additional Lien: $10.00

Copy Fees

Copies of Public Records: $1.00
Certifying copies in the Public Record: $2.00

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

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

518 St. Johns Ave.
Palatka, FL

You can also search Official Records and order documents online at https://www.myfloridacounty.com/official_records/index.html

You can pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover) or debit card.

You can use a document number, otherwise you can browse records by county, person’s name, etc.

Many documents are available for download. Otherwise you will receive the documents by mail within 3-5 business days.

You can also order electronic certified copies of official records via phone at 386-326-7680, walk-in to the County Clerk’s Customer Service Center or online at https://clerkecertify.com

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

Determining whether you have the right to file a mechanics lien in Putnam, 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 Putnam 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 Putnam County?

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

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