Filing a mechanics lien in Missoula County

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

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Before you file a lien in Missoula 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

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Lien FAQs for Missoula County

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

You can file your Clerk & Treasurer in person at the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer's Office, Recording, located at:
200 W Broadway
Missoula, Montana, 59802

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (406) 258-4752.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Missoula 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 Missoula County, then the lien must be filed with the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer, 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 Missoula County?

In Missoula 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 Missoula County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer is as follows:
Mechanics lien recording fee: $5 Notice of Right to Claim a Lien: $5 each

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer fees page for the latest information.

What forms of payment does the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer accept?

Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer accepts the following forms of payment:

Check or money order, Credit or debit card

If paying by check, make it payable to Clerk and Recorder.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Missoula County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $5.00.

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 Missoula County?

The Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer 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

200 West Broadway Missoula, MT 59802

Fees

Certified copy: $2 each

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Missoula County?

The Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer accepts preliminary notices for recording. The fee is $5.00. However, while you can file a preliminary notice, it’s not necessarily required.

Does the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer record Notices of Commencement?

A Notice of Commencement can be filed with the Missoula County Clerk & Treasurer. 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 Missoula County?

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

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