Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Broome County

Where is the Broome County Recorder's Office that files mechanic liens?

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Broome County Clerk’s Office located at:

Broome County Office Building
Third Floor
60 Hawley Street
PO Box 2062
Binghamton, NY 13902

PHONE: 607.778.2451
FAX: 607.778.2243
EMAIL: clerkinfo@co.broomecounty.us

You can also submit your documents through e-recording.

Broome County has been authorized for e-recording since 2016.

To begin e-recording, you can contact one of the four vendors listed below. All four have been authorized to e-record with Broome County’s recording software and system:

CSC (Corporation Service Co)
866-652-0111
cscglobal.com/cscglobal/home

ePN (eRecording Partners Network)
888-325-3365
goepn.com

Indecomm
877-272-5250
dmg.indecomm.net

Simplifile
800-460-5657
simplifile.com

Office Hours:

For Searching: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For Recording: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

What is Broome County's Recording Backlog?

The Broome County Clerk’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Broome County?

If your construction project is located in Broome County, then yes, you should file your lien here.

What are the margin & page size requirements to file a lien in Broome County?

How can I make payment to the Broome County Recorder's Office?

The Broome County Clerk accepts check payments.

Payment Policy

1. All checks in excess of $500.00 must be by an Attorney’s check, a Title Company check, certified check, bank check or money order.

2. Checks must be preprinted with a name, address, phone number if possible. (no starter checks)

3. No checks will be accepted from a third party, other than a party involved in the transaction.

4. No personal checks will be accepted after 180 days of issue date. No business or attorney’s checks will be accepted after 1 year of issue
date.

5. Checks returned to this office unpaid by the bank will be subject to a $25.00 service charge.

What are the filing fees to record a mechanics lien in Broome County?

The Broome County Clerk’s recording fees are a follows:

Recording Fees

Deeds, Mortgages: $45.00 plus $5.00/per printed side of each page plus $0.50 per notation

Lien Fees

Attachment (notice of) – File and record: $20.00
Cancel: No Fee
Federal Tax Lien: $40.00
Mechanics Lien, Filing: $15.00
Mechanics Lien, Discharge: No Fee
Mechanics Lien, Affidavit of service: $5.00
Mechanics Lien, Order to continue: No Fee
Mechanics Lien, Satisfaction or cancel: No Fee

Copy Fees

Copies Of recorded and filed documents (Minimum of $0.65/page): $1.30
To prepare and certify a copy (Minimum of 1.25/page): $5.00
Certified copies are additional: $5.20

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Broome County Recorder's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Broome County Clerk’s Office located at:

Broome County Office Building
Third Floor
60 Hawley Street
PO Box 2062
Binghamton, NY 13902

PHONE: 607.778.2451
FAX: 607.778.2243
EMAIL: clerkinfo@co.broomecounty.us

Copy fees are as follows:

Copy Fees

Copies Of recorded and filed documents (Minimum of $0.65/page): $1.30
To prepare and certify a copy (Minimum of 1.25/page): $5.00
Certified copies are additional: $5.20

You can also search Broome County Clerk’s land records dating back to 1964 and court documents going back to 1986 online at: https://www.searchiqs.com/nybro/Login.aspx

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