Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Chemung County

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

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

210 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14902-0588

Phone: 607-737-2920
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM

You can also eRecord your documents with the Chemung County Clerk’s Office through one of the portal companies listed below. To eRecord, you must sign up with one or both of these companies.

CSC Corporation Service Company
(866) 652-0111
website: www.eRecording.com

Simplifile:
Phone (801) 373-0151
website: www.simplifile.com

What is Chemung County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Chemung County?

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

What are Chemung County's requirements for recording a mechanics lien?

The Chemung County Clerk’s recording requirements are as follows:

1. BLACK ink is preferred for all recorded documents.

2. All personal checks MUST have the name and telephone number of the Attorney or Title Company on the reverse.

3. Checks for recording fee must be for the exact amount.

4. Record and Return information should be on a page that is to be recorded.

5. When mailing documents for processing please do not assemble document with binding or staples that cannot be removed and replaced.

No paper in an action in the Supreme and County Court, other than an order submitted for signature to a Judge out of court, shall be submitted for any purpose in the Supreme or County Court or to a clerk thereof, unless there is endorsed on such paper, the INDEX NUMBER of the action, assigned by the clerk of the court. (8018(c) CPLR.)

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

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

The Chemung County Clerk’s Office accepts check payments. Make all checks payable to:

“Chemung County Clerk”
210 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14901

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 588
Elmira, NY 14902-0588

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

The Chemung County Clerk’s recording fees are as follows:

Recording Fees

For recording any instrument required by statute to be recorded, $45.00 and, in addition thereto, $5.00 for each page or portion of a page to be recorded. $0.50 for each cross reference.

An Assignment of Mortgage which assigns more than one mortgage, there shall be an additional fee of three dollars for every Mortgage assigned. For each additional Mortgage satisfied on one document, the fee will be the full price of recording one Satisfaction.

Lien Fees

Mechanics Lien (no fee to cancel): $15.00
Mechanics Lien – discharge payment into court: $3.00
Mechanics Lien – affidavit of service: $5.00
Extension of Mechanic’s Lien: No Fee
Federal tax lien, to file or release: $40.00
Federal tax lien, copy of: $7.00

Copy Fees

Copy only: $0.65 per page – minimum $1.30
Certify prepared copy: $0.65 per page – minimum $5.20
Prepare and certify: $1.25 per page – minimum $5.00
Maximum per record: $40.00

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

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

210 Lake Street
Elmira, NY 14902-0588

Phone: 607-737-2920
Office Hours
Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM

Copy fees are as follows:

Copy only: $0.65 per page – minimum $1.30
Certify prepared copy: $0.65 per page – minimum $5.20
Prepare and certify: $1.25 per page – minimum $5.00
Maximum per record: $40.00

You can also search for Chemung County Clerk’s records online at:
https://www.landex.com/land-records-access.asp or at
www.landex.com/webstore/

Landex Remote: $.15 per minute / $.10 per page loaded

Landex Remote access is most beneficial for individuals or companies who expect to access records on a regular basis or need comprehensive search capabilities.www.landex.com/remote/

Landex Webstore: Per Document Fee

The Landex Webstore is for infrequent searchers or those performing basic searches. The searching is free, however, there is a fee to view and/or print documents. www.landex.com/webstore/

For guidance on searching the LANDEX website contact the help line at LANDEX at 800-370-2836.

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