Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Lenawee County

Where is the Lenawee County Clerk/Register of Deeds's Office that files mechanic liens?

You can file your mechanic liens in person, by mail or by eRecording.

In Person

You can submit your documents to the Lenawee County Register of Deeds Office located at:

301 N Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Phone: 517-264-4538
Fax: 517-264-4543
E-mail: carolyn.bater@lenawee.mi.us

Hours
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4:30 pm

Vault Hours
8 am – 4:15 pm

Mail

You can mail your lien documents to the following address:

Lenawee County Register of Deeds
301 N Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221

eRecording

Lenawee County now accepts eRecordings. Documents are returned instantly to you after recording.

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Corporation Service Company
Phone: (866) 652-0111
Website: http://www.erecording.com

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Phone: (651) 766-2369
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Simplifile
Phone: (800) 460-5657
Website: http://simplifile.com

ePN
Phone: (888) 325-3365
Website: http://www.erecordingpartners.net

What is Lenawee County's Recording Backlog?

The Lenawee County Register of Deeds Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Lenawee County?

If your construction project is located in Lenawee County, then yes, you should file your lien here.

What are Lenawee County's requirements for recording a mechanics lien?

The Lenawee County Register of Deeds Office’s recording requirements are as follows:

1. Signatures must be original; and names must be typed or printed beneath signatures. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(a)(c)

2. No discrepancy shall exist between names printed in the notary acknowledgment and as printed beneath signatures. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(b)

3. Instruments conveying or mortgaging property shall state the marital status of all male grantors/mortgagors. MCLA 565.221

4. The address of the grantees in each deed of conveyance or assignment of real estate shall contain the street number address or post office address. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(d)

5. The name and address of the person who drafted the document must appear on documents executed in Michigan. MCLA 565.201a

6. Documents purporting to convey or encumber real estate executed in Michigan require an acknowledgment by a judge, clerk of court of record or a notary public within this state. MCLA 565.8 ; form: LAND 565.47,
MCLA 565.265 ; 565.267

7. A certified copy of the death certificate or proof of death must be recorded or have been recorded and referenced by Liber and Page on said document when “survivor” is indicated on the document. MCLA 565.48

8. Court orders must be certified and sealed by the clerk of the court. MCLA 565.401 ; 565.411

9. The document submitted for recording must be legible. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(iv)

10. Documents must have a margin of unprinted space at least 2 ½ inches at the top of the first page and at least ½ inch on all remaining sides of each page. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(i)

11. Documents must display on the first line of print on the first page, a single statement identifying the recordable event that the instrument evidences. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(ii)

12. The type on the form must be printed with black ink; type size at least 10-point type. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(iii)(vi)

13. The paper on which the document is printed must be white and not less than 20-pound weight. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(vi)

14. The size of the document and any attachments thereto must be at least 8 ½ inches by 11 inches; at most 8 ½ inches by 14 inches. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(v)(vi)

15. Unless required by state or federal law or court order, no more than 4 sequential digits of any social security number may appear on the instrument. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(g)

16. Instruments shall not purport to evidence more than one recordable event. MCLA 565.201 (3)

17. When a subdivision plat has been recorded, the lots in the plat shall be described by the caption of the plat and the lot number for all purposes. MCLA 560.255

The above 17 statues are intended to be used as a guideline only. Many documents have additional requirements beyond the standard 17 shown. Please consult your attorney or a title company for additional information.

What are the margin & page size requirements to file a lien in Lenawee County?

The Lenawee County Register of Deeds Office’s page requirements are as follows:

1. The document submitted for recording must be legible. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(iv)

2. Documents must have a margin of unprinted space at least 2 ½ inches at the top of the first page and at least ½ inch on all remaining sides of each page. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(i)

3. Documents must display on the first line of print on the first page, a single statement identifying the recordable event that the instrument evidences. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(ii)

4. The type on the form must be printed with black ink; type size at least 10-point type. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(iii)(vi)

5. The paper on which the document is printed must be white and not less than 20-pound weight. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(vi)

6. The size of the document and any attachments thereto must be at least 8 ½ inches by 11 inches; at most 8 ½ inches by 14 inches. MCLA 565.201 Sec. 1(f)(v)(vi)

What are the filing fees to record a mechanics lien in Lenawee County?

The Lenawee County Register of Deeds Office’s recording fees are as follows:

Recording Fees

$30.00 Per Document (no additional page fee)

*$4.00 of this fee is deposited to the Michigan State Survey & Remonumentation (MSSR) Fund.

Assignment and Discharge Fees

$3.00 Per each additional liber & page

Tax Certification Fees

$5.00 Up to 5 descriptions
$0.20 Each description over 5

(Tax certification is required on Warranty Deeds, any deed containing a warranty clause, Land Contracts, Assignment of Land Contracts and Master Deeds) MCLA 211.135

Copy Fees
$1.00 Per Page Land Record
$5.00 Certification Fee

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Lenawee County Clerk/Register of Deeds's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person to the Lenawee County Register of Deeds Office located at:

301 N Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221

Phone: 517-264-4538
Fax: 517-264-4543
E-mail: carolyn.bater@lenawee.mi.us

Hours
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4:30 pm

Vault Hours
8 am – 4:15 pm

Copy fees are as follows:

$1.00 Per Page Land Record
$5.00 Certification Fee

You can also search for documents recorded in the Lenawee County Register of Deeds Office online at: https://countyfusion2.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do?countyname=Lenawee

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