Filing a mechanics lien in DeSoto County

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

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

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Download DeSoto County Chancery Clerk Forms:

Lien FAQs for DeSoto County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in DeSoto County, Mississippi?

You can file your Chancery Clerk in person at the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk, Land Records & Recording, located at:
2535 Highway 51 S
Hernando, Mississippi, 38632

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hours of Recording:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (662) 469-8005.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in DeSoto County, Mississippi?

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

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

In DeSoto County, Mississippi, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. General contractors have 90 days to file a lien after the the last day of furnishing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 90 days to file.

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

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk is as follows:
Recording Fee , 26.00 Fee for Additional Pages , 1.00

Costs change periodically.

Visit the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk fees page for the latest information.

What forms of payment does the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk accept?

DeSoto County Chancery Clerk accepts the following forms of payment:

Cash
Check (no foreign bank accounts)
Credit Card
Money Order

If paying by check, make it payable to DeSoto County Chancery Clerk.

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in DeSoto County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $54.00.

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 DeSoto County?

The DeSoto County Chancery 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

2535 Highway 51 S Hernando, 38632

Fees

Certified copy: Certification of Filed Documents (per document) $1.00

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in DeSoto County?

The DeSoto County Chancery Clerk accepts preliminary notices for recording. The fee is . However, while you can file a preliminary notice, it’s not necessarily required.

Does the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk record Notices of Commencement?

A Notice of Commencement can be filed with the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk. The fee is Learn more about Mississippi’s rules for Notices of Commencement and how they work.

How do I record a Notice of Completion in DeSoto County?

You can file a Notice of Completion with the DeSoto County Chancery Clerk. The fee is .

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