Guide to filing construction documents in Flathead County, Montana

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Flathead County should get familiar with the Flathead County Clerk & Recorder. 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 Flathead County Clerk & Recorder, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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

Download Flathead County Clerk & Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Flathead County

What types of documents can I file at the Flathead County Clerk & Recorder?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Flathead County, Montana?

Filing in person

You can file your Clerk & Recorder in person at the Flathead Count Clerk & Recorder, located at:
800 South Main, Rm 114
Kalispell, Montana, MT, 59901-5420

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (406) 758-5526.

E-Filing

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Who can file a lien in Flathead County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Flathead County, Montana, 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 Montana Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Flathead County, Montana?

In Montana, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. In general:
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 after the last day of furnishing labor or materials.

What are the Flathead County Clerk & Recorder fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Flathead County, Montana:
$8.00 per page

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

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

What forms of payment are accepted at the Flathead County Clerk & Recorder?

Flathead County Clerk & Recorder accepts the following forms of payment:

Credit and debit cards accepted with a 3% surcharge

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

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Flathead County Clerk & Recorder, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:
$8.00 per page.

How do I get copies of documents from the Flathead County Clerk & Recorder?

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

In person

800 South Main, Rm 114 Kalispell, 59901-5420

Fees

Certified copy: Certification of Document (with seal affixed) $2.00

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