Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Santa Rosa County

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

You can file your mechanics liens at any of these Santa Rosa Clerk’s office locations in person at the following addresses:

Administration Center
6495 Caroline Street, Milton, FL

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone: 983-1966
Fax: 983-1991

South End Service Center
5841 Gulf Breeze Pwky, Gulf Breeze, FL

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m-4:30p.m.

Phone: 983-1823
Fax: 983-1819

What is Santa Rosa County's Recording Backlog?

The Santa Rosa Clerk does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

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

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

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

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

1. Must be original. The County Clerk cannot record a copy unless it is recorded and certified from another Clerk’s office.
(FS 695.19)
2. Must be notarized. This means it must have an acknowledgment, a notary seal (photographically
reproducible black ink), the type of identification given (valid picture ID or personally known to). (FS 117.05), (FS 695.25)
3. Must have a “prepared by” statement. (Name and address of natural person or under whose supervision)
(FS 695.26 (1)(b))
4. For recording instruments affecting real property a 3 by 3 inch space at the top right corner on the first
page and a 1 by 3 inch space at the top right corner on each subsequent page is required. (FS 695.26(1)(e))

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

Every document must have a 3 by 3 inch space at the top right corner on the first page and a 1 by 3 inch space at the top right corner on each subsequent page is required.

How can I make payment to the Santa Rosa County Recorder?

The Santa Rosa County Clerk’s payment options include: Cash, Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, MC, AMEX, Discover).

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

The Santa Rosa 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 additional fee per name for all names over four, per document

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien from any of the Santa Rosa County Clerk’s two office locations in person at the following addresses:

Administration Center
6495 Caroline Street, Milton, FL

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Phone: 983-1966
Fax: 983-1991

South End Service Center
5841 Gulf Breeze Pwky, Gulf Breeze, FL

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m-4:30p.m.

Phone: 983-1823
Fax: 983-1819

You can also search and order Official Records online at https://www3.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.

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

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

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

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