Filing a mechanics lien in Hancock County

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

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You can easily record a document with the Hancock County Recorder in just a few clicks.

Before you file a lien in Hancock 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 Hancock County Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Hancock County

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

You can file your Recorder in person at the County Recorder, located at:
111 S. American Legion Place, Suite 202
Greenfield, Indiana, 46140

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (317) 477-1142.

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

In Hancock 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 last date of supplying labor or materials. 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 Hancock County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Hancock County Recorder is as follows:
$25 flat fee, including one first-class mailing. $2 for each additional mailing.

Costs change periodically.

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

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

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

The Hancock 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

111 S. American Legion Place, Suite 202 Greenfield, IN 46140

By mail

111 S. American Legion Place, Suite 202 Greenfield, IN 46140

Electronically

The Hancock 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 Hancock County?

The Hancock County Recorder accepts preliminary notices for recording. The fee is $25. However, while you can file a preliminary notice, it’s not necessarily required.