Tips, Practical Information When Filling Your Mechanics Lien

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

You can file your mechanics liens in person or by mail.

In Person

You can bring your documents to the Saint Lucie County Clerk’s office in person located at:

201 South Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 462-6900

Note that anyone can bring documents to the office to be recorded. It does not have to be you.

By Mail

Documents can be mailed to the recording department:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
P. O. Box 700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954

Always send a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the recorded documents.

What is Saint Lucie County's Recording Backlog?

The Saint Lucie Clerk does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. All documents are recorded upon receipt. They must then be indexed, verified and scanned to appear on public records before they are mailed back to the customer.The turn-around time is normally seven to ten days.

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

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

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

Generally, to file a mechanics lien in Saint Lucie 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 Saint Lucie County Recorder’s Office.

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

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

All documents to be recorded in the Official Records must have a blank 3-inch by 3-inch space on the top right of the first page and a blank 1-inch by 3-inch space on the top right of all subsequent pages.

How can I make payment to the Saint Lucie County Recorder?

The Saint Lucie County Clerk’s office accepts cash, certified check, money order, or business check (attorney, etc.). No personal checks will be accepted. Make checks payable to: St. Lucie County, Clerk of the Circuit Court, PO Box 700, Ft. Pierce, FL 34954.

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

The Saint Lucie County Clerk’s recording fee is $10.00 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Indexing fee: $1.00 per name over first 4 names

Copy Fees

Copies of Public Records: $1.00 per page
Certification fee: $2.00

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person, by mail or online.

In Person

You can come to the Saint Lucie County Clerk’s office in person located at:

201 South Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 462-6900

By Mail

You can also mail in you request. Be sure to enclose a money order or business check for a fee per page, plus a fee per document for certification if needed, made payable to The Clerk of Circuit Court.

Mail your request to:

The Clerk of the Circuit Court, St. Lucie County
Attn: Research Dept.
P.O. Box 700
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
Email: recordsrequest@stlucieclerk.com
Fax: 772-462-6908

Online

You can also order copies online using the Clerk’s office Public Records Request form at https://www.stlucieclerk.com/services/public-records-request or on My Florida County’s website at
https://www.myfloridacounty.com/official_records/index.html

Use the form to submit your request. You may also fax requests to 772-462-6908, email recordsrequest@stlucieclerk.com or make your request in person.

If you order copies using My Florida County’s website, 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.

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

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

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