Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Clayton County

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

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Clayton County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office located at:

Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Room 1CL25
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Phone: (770) 477-3395
superior court.realestate@claytoncountyga.gov

Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

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 Clayton County's Recording Backlog?

The Clayton County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that turn-around time on recording documents varies due to the amount of documents received. Generally, the processing time is 2 to 3 weeks; however, there are times when the processing takes longer.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Clayton County?

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

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

Original documents are required for filing.

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

There are no specific formatting requirements for mechanics liens filed in the state of Georgia.

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

The Clayton County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office accepts cash, money order or company check (#200 or higher), Visa and Mastercard. Npte that personal checks will not be accepted. Make all checks payable to Jacquline D. Wills, Clerk Superior Court of Clayton County. A separate check should be included for intangible taxes if due.

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

The Clayton County Superior Court Clerk’s recording fees are as follows:

Lien Fees

Lien Recordings (including Lis Pendens): $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page

Cancellation or Release (GED) (including Lis Pendens): $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page

Cross-Indexing: $2.00 per cross-indexed entry

UCC-1 Real Estate Notice filing: $10.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page

Copy Fees

Copies, assisted (copy to be mailed): $1.00 per page
Copies, unassisted (copy request in person): $0.50 per page
Certified Copies: $2.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page
Exemplified Copies: $2.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page
Computer Printouts: $2.50 per page

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Clayton County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office located at:

Harold R. Banke Justice Center
9151 Tara Boulevard
Room 1CL25
Jonesboro, GA 30236

Phone: (770) 477-3395
E-mail: superior court.realestate@claytoncountyga.gov

Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies, assisted (copy to be mailed): $1.00 per page
Copies, unassisted (copy request in person): $0.50 per page
Certified Copies: $2.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page
Exemplified Copies: $2.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page
Computer Printouts: $2.50 per page

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

You can also search Clayton County’s Real Estate Index online at:
https://search.gsccca.org/RealEstate/propertysearch.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.

What is the fee to file a Georgia Preliminary Notice in Clayton County?

The fee to file a Real Estate Notice in Clayton County, Georgia is $10.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page.

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