Filing a mechanics lien in Caldwell County

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

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Before you file a lien in Caldwell 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 Caldwell County

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

You can file your Clerk in person at the County Court Clerk, located at:
100 East Market Street, Room # 23
Princeton, Kentucky, 42445

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (270) 365-6754.


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

In Caldwell 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 Caldwell County?

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

Costs change periodically.

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

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

The Caldwell 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

100 East Market Street, Room # 23 Princeton, KY 42445

By mail

100 East Market Street, Room # 23 Princeton, KY 42445


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

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Caldwell County?

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

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