Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Cobb County

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

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Cobb County Superior Court Clerk Real Estate Division located at:

10 E. Park Square, Bldg. C
Marietta, GA 30090-9640

Recording/Filing
770-528-1360

Liens
770-528-1366/770-528-1332/RealEstateLienDesk@cobbcounty.org

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(counters close at 4:30 p.m. for recording and copies)
General Information 770-528-1360

The Recording Counter is located on the main level of the building.

You can also mail your documents to the following address:

Real Estate Division
P.O. Box 3430
Marietta, GA 30061-3430

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 Cobb County's Recording Backlog?

The Cobb County Superior Court Clerk’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Cobb County?

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

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

The Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court’s requirements for recording a mechanics lien are as follows:

1. The original document must be filed within 90 days from the date of completion of work or the last day materials were furnished.
O.C.G.A. §44-14-361.1

2. Specify the amount claimed

3. State the service rendered

4. Describe the real estate against which the lien is claimed and give the name of the owner(s) of said real estate.

5. Give the date the lien became due.

6. Give proper notice of when the lien expires and of property owner’s right to contest the lien.

7. The law requires specific statutory language to be included in the document and time-sensitive notifications to be sent to the property owner. See O.C.G.A. §44-14-361. Failure to include proper language shall invalidate the lien and prevent it from being filed.

8. The law specifies who can file materialmen or Labor Liens, §44-14-361.

9. There are set deadlines for contractors and subcontractors under the Notice of Commencement, §44-14-361.5.

10. The lien will expire and is void after 395 days from the date of filing if no legal action has been filed, §44-14-367.

Note that acceptance and recording of a lien, by a clerk, does not guarantee the lien is valid. The Real Estate Department cannot cancel a lien. The original party that filed the lien must file the cancellation.

You can contact the Lien Clerk for more information at 770-528-1366 or RealEstateLienDesk@cobbcounty.org

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

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

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

The Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office accepts checks, credit and debit cards. Make checks payable to the Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court.

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

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

Lien Fees

Liens, Nulla Bona, Materialman Lien, & Lis Pendens (including cancellations and notice of commencement): $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page

Cross references: $2.00 per cross reference, on all documents.

Copy Fees

Regular Copies: $1.00 per page
Certified Copies: $2.50 for the first page and $1.00 per page after the first

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

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

In Person

You can visit the Cobb County Superior Court Clerk’s Office located at:

Real Estate Division
10 E. Park Square, Bldg. C
Marietta, GA 30090-9640

Recording/Filing
770-528-1360

Liens
770-528-1366/770-528-1332/RealEstateLienDesk@cobbcounty.org

Deed Room
770-528-1328

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(counters close at 4:30 p.m. for recording and copies)
General Information 770-528-1360

The Deed Room Counter is located on the bottom level of the building, 1st floor. All recorded documents pertaining to property such as a deed, plat or legal description of your property are found here.

Copy fees are as follows:

Regular Copies: $1.00 per page
Certified Copies: $2.50 for the first page and $1.00 per page after the first

By Mail

You can mail in a request to the following address:

Clerk of Superior Court Cobb County
Real Estate Division – Record Room
P.O. Box 3430
Marietta, GA 30061

All checks should be made payable to the “Clerk of Superior Court Cobb County”.

Allow 10 business days to process. Send a self addressed stamped envelope for returning documents.

Online

You can also search Cobb County’s Clerk of Superior Court Real Estate Records and print documents online at: https://research.cobbsuperiorcourtclerk.com/

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

The fee to file a Lien Notice in Cobb County, Georgia is $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 per cross reference.

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