Filing a mechanics lien in Elkhart County

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

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Before you file a lien in Elkhart 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

Download Elkhart County Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Elkhart County

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

You can file your Recorder in person at the County Recorder, located at:
117 N 2nd St # 205
Goshen, Indiana, 46526

Hours of operation:
Monday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (574) 535-6756.

E-Filing

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Elkhart 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 Elkhart County, then the lien must be filed with the Elkhart 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 Elkhart County?

In Elkhart 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 Elkhart County?

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

Costs change periodically.

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

What forms of payment does the Elkhart County Recorder accept?

Elkhart County Recorder accepts the following forms of payment:

If you are mailing it please send a check payable to the Elkhart County Recorder’s Office along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to return it. Cost is $25.00 to record
There will be a $20.00 Returned Check Fee to the Elkhart County Treasurer on any returned check, no matter what the reason. All fees for the Elkhart County Recorder’s Office are set by state statute and cannot be waived, increased, or decreased.

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Elkhart 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 Elkhart County?

The Elkhart 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

117 North 2nd St., Goshen, IN 46526

By mail

117 North 2nd St., Goshen, IN 46526

Electronically

The Elkhart 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 Elkhart County?

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

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