Filing a mechanics lien in Shelby County

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

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

Lien FAQs for Shelby County

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

You can file your Recorder in person at the County Recorder, located at:
25 W. Polk St
Shelbyville, Indiana, 46176

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (317) 392-6370.

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

In Shelby 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 Shelby County?

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

Costs change periodically.

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

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

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

The Shelby 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

25 W. Polk St Shelbyville, IN 46176

By mail

25 W. Polk St Shelbyville, IN 46176

Electronically

The Shelby 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 Shelby County?

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

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