Filing a mechanics lien in Toole County

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

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Before you file a lien in Toole 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 Toole County

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

You can file your Clerk & Recorder in person at the Toole County Clerk & Recorder, located at:
226 1st St South, Suite 203
Shelby, Montana, 59474

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (406) 424-8300.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Toole 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 Toole County, then the lien must be filed with the Toole 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 Toole County?

In Toole 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 Toole County?

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

Costs change periodically.

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

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Toole 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 Toole County?

The Toole 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

226 1st St South, Suite 203 Shelby, 59474

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Toole County?

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

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

A Notice of Commencement can be filed with the Toole 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 Toole County?

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

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