Guide to filing construction documents in Kenton County, Kentucky

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Kenton County should get familiar with the Kenton County Clerk. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Kenton County Clerk, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in Kentucky can be complex. Before recording a lien in Kenton County, read Filing a Lien in Kentucky: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Kenton County Clerk Forms:

Lien FAQs for Kenton County

What types of documents can I file at the Kenton County Clerk?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
Notice to Owner
Notice of Contract
Lien release bond
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Kenton County, Kentucky?

Filing in person

Kenton County Clerk has 2 for recording mechanics liens and other property documents:

303 Court St., 102
Covington, Kentucky, 41011
Phone: (859) 392-1600 ext 2

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Other Locations
Independence Branch:
5272 Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


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Who can file a lien in Kenton County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Kenton County, Kentucky, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the Kentucky Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Kenton County, Kentucky?

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

What are the Kenton County Clerk fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Kenton County, Kentucky:
$46 for the first five pages. $3 for each additional page.

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Kenton County Clerk to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

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

What forms of payment are accepted at the Kenton County Clerk?

Kenton County Clerk accepts the following forms of payment:

The recording office accept cash, checks, or money orders.

How do I release a lien in Kenton County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Kenton County Clerk, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:

How do I get copies of documents from the Kenton County Clerk?

In Kenton County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Kenton County Clerk.

In person

303 Court St. Room 102, Covington, KY 41011

By mail

P.O. Box 1109, Covington, KY 41012


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


Certified copy: Certified Copies (plus 50 cents per page, after 5 pages) $5.00 * Add $3.00 for every page over the first five (5) pgs # Add $3.00 for every page over the first thirty (30) pgs Add $4.00 per additional PIDN or reference