Filing a mechanics lien in Breckinridge County

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

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Before you file a lien in Breckinridge 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
UCC lien
Lis pendens

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Lien FAQs for Breckinridge County

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

You can file your Clerk in person at the County Clerk, located at:
208 S Main St #216
Hardinsburg, Kentucky, 40143

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Branch Office)
Saturday, 8:00 am - Noon CST
Saturday, 9:00 am - Noon 1st & Last Sat. ( Noon (Branch Office)

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (270) 756-6166
(270) 756-2246.


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

In Breckinridge 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 last day of providing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 6 months to file.

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

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Breckinridge County Clerk is as follows:
$46 for the first 5 pages; $3 for each additional page.

Costs change periodically.

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

What forms of payment does the Breckinridge County Clerk accept?

Breckinridge County Clerk accepts the following forms of payment:

Cash, money order, cashier check, and personal checks. Visa, Discover, AMX or MasterCard.

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

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

The Breckinridge 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

208 S Main St #216, Hardinsburg, KY 40143

By mail

208 S Main St #216, Hardinsburg, KY 40143


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

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Breckinridge County?

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