Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Dougherty County

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

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

225 Pine Ave., Ste. 126
Albany, GA 31701

229-431-2198 (office)
229-878-3165 (fax)

Business hours, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

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 Dougherty County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Dougherty County?

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous Real Estate filings: $10.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 per reference

For recording instrument that includes a request to cancel, satisfy, or release more than one real estate instrument the fee shall
be as follows: $10.00 per instrument being cancelled, satisfied or released, $2.00 per cross indexing of each instrument and $ 2.00 each additional page

Lien Fees

General Execution or Lien Recording: $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 per reference

Cancellation or Release: $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 per reference

Materialmen’s Lien/Cancellation: $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 per reference

Hospital Lien/Cancellation: $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 per reference

Federal/State Tax Lien: $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 per reference

Real Estate Notice Filing (all UCC’s1 & 3 aka old (UCC-2): $5.00 for the first and $2.00 for each additional page

Copy fees are as follows:

Uncertified Copies, if no assistance is required from the office of the clerk: $0.50
Uncertified Copies, if assistance is required: $1.00
Uncertified copies, if transmitted telephonically or electronically, first page: $2.50 each page after the first
Certification or exemplification of record, including certificates & seals: $2.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each page after the first

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

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

225 Pine Ave., Ste. 126
Albany, GA 31701

229-431-2198 (office)
229-878-3165 (fax)

Business hours, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Copy fees are as follows:

Uncertified Copies: $0.50
Uncertified Copies, if assistance is required: $1.00
Uncertified copies, if transmitted telephonically or electronically, first page: $2.50 each page after the first
Certification or exemplification of record, including certificates & seals: $2.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each page after the first

You can search Dougherty County’s property records online at: http://66.110.194.220/rewebsearchppp/login.aspx

In order to print images you are required to have an account. If you would like to get an account you can contact the local Clerk of Courts office at 229-431-2198 to apply. If you do not have an account but would still like to search you may do so using the built in guest account.

You can also search Dougherty 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.

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

The fee to file a Real Estate Notice in Dougherty County Georgia, is $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page.

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