Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Forsyth County

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

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

101 East Courthouse Square
First Floor – Suite 1007
Cumming, GA 30040

Phone: 770-781-2120
Fax: 678-807-1381
Email: clerkofcourt@forsythco.com

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 Forsyth County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Forsyth County?

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

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

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

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

The Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court’s Office accepts Visa, Master Card & Discover (Convenience Fee is 4.5% + $.50). Make Checks payable to Forsyth County Clerk of Court. Note that separate checks are required for recording fee, transfer tax and intangible tax.

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

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

Lien Fees

General Execution Docket and Lien Filing (any type – hospital, tax, notices etc.) Lis Pendens, Notices or Fieri Facias: $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 cross index fee

Cancellation or release: $5.00

Materialman’s Lien or Cancellation (per instrument being liened or cancelled): $5.00 for the first page, $2.00 for each additional page and $2.00 cross index fee

Copy Fees

Certified Copy or Exemplification with Seal: $2.50 for the first page and $0.50 for each additional page

Regular Copy: $0.50 for each page

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

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

101 East Courthouse Square
First Floor – Suite 1007
Cumming, GA 30040

Phone: 770-781-2120
Fax: 678-807-1381
Email: clerkofcourt@forsythco.com

You can access all recorded deeds (1980 to present), liens (1991 to present) and plats online at: https://resolution.forsythco.com/External/LandRecords/protected/SrchQuickName.aspx

Copies can be made inside the Clerk’s Office for $0.50 per page. Certified copies are $2.50 for the first page, $0.50 for each additional page. (For documents filed before these dates, books are available inside the Clerk’s office, back to 1832).

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

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

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