Filing a mechanics lien in Breathitt County

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

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

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
Notice to Owner
Notice of Contract
Lien release bond
UCC lien

Download Breathitt County Clerk Forms:

Lien FAQs for Breathitt County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Breathitt County, Kentucky?

You can file your Clerk in person at the County Clerk, located at:
1137 Main St #202
Jackson, Kentucky, 41339

Hours of operation:
Monday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, 8:00 am - Noon
Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am -4:00 pm
Saturday, 9:00 pm -Noon
Sunday, Closed

If you need more information, you can call them at (606) 666-3810 ext 707 (606) 666-3800 x 282.

E-Filing

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Breathitt County, Kentucky?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in Kentucky. If the project property was located in Breathitt County, then the lien must be filed with the Breathitt County Clerk, 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 Kentucky Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

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

In Breathitt County, Kentucky, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. General contractors have 6 months to file a lien after the date of last furnishing. Subcontractors and suppliers have 6 months to file.

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

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Breathitt County Clerk is as follows:
$46 for the first five pages. $3 for each additional page.

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Breathitt County Clerk fees page for the latest information.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Breathitt County Clerk?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Breathitt County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $46.

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 Breathitt County?

The Breathitt County Clerk 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

1137 Main St #202, Jackson, KY 41339

By mail

1137 Main St #202, Jackson, KY 41339

Electronically

The Breathitt County Clerk does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies.

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Breathitt County?

The Breathitt County Clerk accepts preliminary notices for recording. The fee is $46 for the first five pages. $3 for each additional page. However, while you can file a preliminary notice, it’s not necessarily required.

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