Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Onondaga County

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

You can file your mechanics lien in person at the Onondaga County Clerk’s Office located at:

401 Montgomery St.
Room 200
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: (315) 435-2226
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:30a – 4:30p

You must be in line by 4:15 in order to file documents.

You can also submit your documents electronically.

You may contract with one of the County Clerk’s current registered electronic recording facilitators. E-recording facilitators
transmit data for electronic recording along with payment of all applicable taxes and fees.

CSC eRecording Solutions
Email Address – erecording@cscglobal.com
Phone Number – 866-652-0111
Website – www.erecording.com

ePN – eRecording Partners Network
400 2nd Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN
sales@GOePN.com
www.GOePN.com
888-325-3365

Indecomm
Indecomm Global Services
Email: efile@indecomm.net
Toll free #: 877-272-5250
Website: http://inteledocdirect.net

Simplifile
Brian Kilfoyle
Regional Sales Director
Office Phone Auto Attendant: 844.356.6745 x1032
Mobile / Text: 508.878.1271
bkilfoyle@simplifile.com
Reception / Support: 800-460-5657
www.simplifile.com

What is Onondaga County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Onondaga County?

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

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

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

The Onondaga County Clerk’s Office accepts checks and credit cards. Note that the personal check limit is $125.00. All credit card transactions are subject to a service fee of 2.65% $3.00 minimum.

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

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

Recording Fees

Deeds Recording: $45.50 plus $5.00 per page plus $0.50 for each additional surname or cross reference

Mortgage Recording: $45.50 plus $5.00 per page plus $0.50 for each additional surname or cross reference

Lien Fees

Mechanics Lien: $15.00
Extension of Mechanics Lien: No Fee
Satisfaction or Assignments of Liens: No Fee
Federal Tax Liens: $40.00
Federal Tax Lien Release: $40.00

Copy Fees

Regular Copies: $0.65 per page
Certified Copies; $1.25 per page/$5.00 minimum
Certification of a Prepared Copy: $0.65 per page/$5.20 minimum
Exemplified Copies: $10.00 additional

Note that the County Clerk’s Office generates the cover page for all recorded documents. The cover page fee is included in the fees.

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

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

401 Montgomery St.
Room 200
Syracuse, NY 13202

Phone: (315) 435-2226
Office Hours:
Mon – Fri: 8:30a – 4:30p

Copy fees are as follows:

Regular Copies: $0.65 per page
Certified Copies; $1.25 per page/$5.00 minimum
Certification of a Prepared Copy: $0.65 per page/$5.20 minimum
Exemplified Copies: $10.00 additional

You can also search Onondaga County Clerk’s Index online at:
https://cotthosting.com/NYOnondagaExternal/User/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fNYOnondagaExternal

Viewing of indices is free for all users, simply click on the box that says “Sign in as Guest”. However, if you wish to view and print documents, you must create an account and purchase a subscription.  Once your account is established, registered users can select from three subscription options: $5.00 for a 24 hours search, $100.00 for 30 day search or $500.00 for 180 day search. With a subscription you will be able to print documents at $0.65 per page. When making purchases, you must checkout through paypal. At the Paypal site you will have the opportunity to pay with a credit or debit card or pay with a paypal account if you have an existing one.

Note that certified copies can only be obtained in person or request by mail.

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