Filing a mechanics lien in Dearborn County

If you’re trying to record a mechanics lien or construction notice in Dearborn County, Indiana, you’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll find contact information for the Dearborn County Recorder, document rules, delivery requirements, fees, payment methods, and more.

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Before you file a lien in Dearborn County, read How to File a Lien in Indiana for a step-by-step guide to the process and requirements.

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Download Dearborn County Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Dearborn County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Dearborn County, Indiana?

You can file your Recorder in person at the County Recorder’s Office, located at:
165 Mary St
Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 47025

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Hours of Recording:
Cut-off time to record documents is 3:45 pm.

If you need more information, you can call them at (812) 537-8837.

E-Filing

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Dearborn County, Indiana?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in Indiana. If the project property was located in Dearborn County, then the lien must be filed with the Dearborn County Recorder, regardless of where you or your company are located. But whether or not you have the right to file a lien will depend on a number of factors, including your position on the payment chain, whether you sent the required notices, and whether the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the requirements and deadlines, visit the Indiana Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

When is the deadline to file a lien in Dearborn County?

In Dearborn County, Indiana, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. General contractors have 60 days on residential projects and 90 days on non-residential projects to file a lien after the date of last furnishing. Subcontractors and suppliers have 60 days on residential projects and 90 days on non-residential projects to file.

How much does it cost to file a lien in Dearborn County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Dearborn County Recorder is as follows:
$25; fee includes 1 mailing $2 for each additional mailing

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Dearborn County Recorder fees page for the latest information.

What forms of payment does the Dearborn County Recorder accept?

Dearborn County Recorder accepts the following forms of payment:

We can only accept Cash or Checks.

If paying by check, make it payable to Auditor's Office.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Dearborn County Recorder?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Dearborn County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $25.

A mechanics lien is typically canceled after the claim has been paid, or when the lien expires.

How can I get a copy of a lien or other document recorded in Dearborn County?

The Dearborn County Recorder maintains a record of all property documents, including mechanics liens and certain construction notices. You can obtain either a certified or conformed copy of a document. Related: What type of document copy do you need?

In person

165 Mary St Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

By mail

165 Mary St Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Electronically

The Dearborn County Recorder does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies.

Fees

Certified copy: $5.00

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Dearborn County?

Preliminary notices are not recorded in Dearborn County. Learn more about Indiana’s preliminary notice requirements and how to send one.

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