Filing a mechanics lien in Carbon County

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

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Before you file a lien in Carbon County, read How to File a Lien in Montana 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 Carbon County Clerk & Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Carbon County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Carbon County, Montana?

You can file your Clerk & Recorder in person at the Carbon County Clerk & Recorder, located at:
17 West 11th Street
Red Lodge, Montana, 59068

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
(except legal holidays)

If you need more information, you can call them at (406) 446-1220.

E-Filing

File your lien electronically with Levelset now.

Can I file a mechanics lien in Carbon County, Montana?

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

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

In Carbon County, Montana, 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 Carbon County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Carbon County Clerk & Recorder is as follows:
$8.00 per page

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Carbon County Clerk & Recorder fees page for the latest information.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Carbon County Clerk & Recorder?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Carbon County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $8.00 per page.

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 Carbon County?

The Carbon County Clerk & Recorder 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

17 West 11th Street Red Lodge, 59068

By mail

PO Box 887 Red Lodge, 59068

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Carbon County?

The Carbon County Clerk & Recorder accepts preliminary notices for recording. The fee is $8.00 per page. However, while you can file a preliminary notice, it’s not necessarily required.

Does the Carbon County Clerk & Recorder record Notices of Commencement?

A Notice of Commencement can be filed with the Carbon County Clerk & Recorder. The fee is Learn more about Montana’s rules for Notices of Commencement and how they work.

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

You can file a Notice of Completion with the Carbon County Clerk & Recorder. The fee is .

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