Filing a mechanics lien in Nye County

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

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Before you file a lien in Nye County, read How to File a Lien in Nevada 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 Nye County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Nye County, Nevada?

Nye County Recorder has 2 for recording mechanics liens and other property documents:

101 Radar RoadP.O. Box 1111
Tonopah, Nevada, 89049
Phone: (775) 482-8116

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am -- 12:00 pm - 1: 00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Locations
Pahrump Branch:
170 N. Floyd Street, Suite 1
Pahrump, NV 89060
Phone: (775) 751-6340

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 6:30 am - 12:00 pm, 12:30 pm - 5 pm


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Can I file a mechanics lien in Nye County, Nevada?

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

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

In Nye County, Nevada, 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 last providing labor or materials, or completion of work (whichever is later). Subcontractors and suppliers have 90 days to file.

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

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Nye County Recorder is as follows:
$37 flat fee for recorded documents

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Nye County Recorder fees page for the latest information.

What forms of payment does the Nye County Recorder accept?

Nye County Recorder accepts the following forms of payment:

Cash, debit & credit cards, cashier’s check, personal check or money order.

If paying by check, make it payable to Nye County.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Nye County Recorder?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Nye County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $37.

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 Nye County?

The Nye County 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

101 Radar RoadTonopah, NV 89049

By mail

101 Radar RoadP.O. Box 1111Tonopah, NV 89049


The Nye County Recorder does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies.


Certified copy: $4.00 per document

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Nye County?

Preliminary notices are not recorded in Nye County. Learn more about Nevada’s preliminary notice requirements and how to send one.

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

You can file a Notice of Completion with the Nye County Recorder. The fee is $37.

If you’re facing non-payment after a construction project in Nye County, one of the best ways to get the money moving again is to file a mechanics lien with the Nye County Recorder’s Office. The good news is that contractors have strong lien rights under Nevada lien law, and most parties on a construction project have the right to file a lien. However, there are still rules and limitations that you must adhere to.

To get started, here are three key areas of Nevada lien law that you should be aware of before preparing your lien claim.

  1. Some parties do not have lien rights in Nevada. Material suppliers and unlicensed contractors may not have the right to file a mechanics lien in the event of non-payment.
  2. The preliminary notice requirements in Nevada are firm. Lien claimants need to send a preliminary notice to the property owner to protect their lien rights.
  3. Lien claimants also need to send a copy of the lien itself to the property owner. Failure to send a copy of the lien to the property owner means you lose your right to file a mechanics lien in Nevada.

Nevada lien law is unique in many ways. To learn more about the limitations that apply to you or to find the lien documents you’ll need, check out our Nevada Mechanics Lien Law FAQ. To learn more about the preliminary notice requirements in Nevada, look at our page for Nevada Preliminary Notices.

On the rest of this page, you can browse frequently asked questions that contain useful information about the Nye County Recorder’s Office. Look below to find the Nye County Recorder’s recording requirements, formatting requirements, recording fees, contact information, and information regarding eRecording. You can also find out how to eFile your mechanics lien with Levelset in the matter of a few clicks.

Lastly, you can find a detailed breakdown of the entire process on our Step-by-Step Guide to Filing a Mechanics Lien in Nevada.