Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Clarke County

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

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Clark County Clerk of Superior & State Courts’ Office located at:

325 E. Washington St.
Suite 450
Athens, GA 30601

Phone: 706-613-3190
Fax: 706-613-3189

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

You can also file your lien documents electronically.

Lien eFiling facilitates the electronic filing of lien documents via the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority eFile portal at https://efile.gsccca.org/Home.aspx. The Authority can accept lien documents for filing on behalf of participating counties using two different methods:

METHOD 1: Interested filers can contact one of the value added submitters listed below, who have demonstrated the ability to submit lien documents through the Authority portal. Payment for filings will be handled through an agreement with the selected value added submitter.

Approved Value Added Submitters:

CSC, Corporation Service Company
https://www.erecording.com/
eDocs Solutions
https://www.edocsrecording.com/
eRecording Partners

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Indecomm Global Services

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Simplifile
https://simplifile.com/
(Note that if you are a value added submitter and would like to be included on this page, you can contact help@gsccca.org).

METHOD 2: All payments for filings submitted directly through the Authority eFile portal must be paid by credit card, bank account ACH transfer or escrow account. Note that a 3.5% transaction fee is applied to credit card payments and a $1.00 transaction fee is applied to bank account ACH transfers to cover costs.

What is Clark County's Recording Backlog?

The Clark County Clerk of Superior & State Courts’ Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Clark County?

If your construction project is located in Clark County, then yes, you should file your lien here.

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

How can I make payment to the Clark County Recorder's Office?

The Clark County Clerk of Superior and State Courts’ Office will no longer accept personal checks. They will accept checks from business accounts, law firms, and certified bank checks, along with money orders. They do accept Visa and Mastercard in the office.

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

The Clark County Clerk of Superior & State Courts’ recording fees are as follows:

Lien Fees

Lien Recording: $5.00
Cancellation or Release: $5.00
Cross Reference: $2.00 per cross reference
Tax Lien: $5.00
Tax Lien Discharge, Release, or Subordination: $5.00
Additional pages: $2.00
Materialman Lien: $5.00
Cross Reference: $2.00 per cross reference
Cancellation of Liens: $5.00
Hospital Lien: $5.00
Cancellation or Release: $5.00
Additional pages: $2.00

Copy Fees

Copies, Unassisted: $0.50 per page
Assisted or Mailed Copies: $1.00
Certified Copy: $2.50 first page, $0.50 for each after
Court Seal and Signature: $2.00
Computer Printouts: $2.50 per page
Copy, Faxed or Electronic: $2.50 first page, $1.00 for each after

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Clark County Recorder's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Clark County Clerk of Superior & State Courts’ Office located at:

325 E. Washington St.
Suite 450
Athens, GA 30601

Phone: 706-613-3190
Fax: 706-613-3189

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies, Unassisted: $0.50 per page
Assisted or Mailed Copies: $1.00
Certified Copy: $2.50 first page, $0.50 for each after
Court Seal and Signature: $2.00
Computer Printouts: $2.50 per page
Copy, Faxed or Electronic: $2.50 first page, $1.00 for each after

You can also search Clark County’s Lien Index Online at: https://search.gsccca.org/Lien/lienindex.asp

Every user must have an account to view and print images. The monthly charge for a regular account is $11.95. The cost to subscribe for a Single-Use account is a one-time activation fee of $5.00. However, a Single-Use account can be upgraded to a Regular account any time before the account expires.

The images may be viewed without charge and may be printed for a charge of $0.50 per page. Any method of accessing the images other than by printing is strictly prohibited.

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