Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Orange County

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

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

255 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924

Phone: 845-291-2690
Fax: 845-378-2368

Alternate Phone Numbers:
Certified Copies: 845-291-3074
Court Papers: 845-291-3286
Record Room: 845-291-3074
Recording Documents: 845-291-3292

Hours
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

You can also submit your documents electronically.

You can contact any of the e-Recording vendors listed below:

CSC eRecording Solutions
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E-Recording Partners Network, LLC

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Indecomm Global Services
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Simplifile
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What is Orange County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Orange County?

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

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

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

1. Grantor/Transferor/Seller is the same.
2. Grantee/Transferee/Buyer is the same.
3. Deed must be completed with names and address of Grantor(s) & Grantee(s)
4. Grantor(s) must be properly acknowledged by a notary public
5. All signatures must be original.
6. Please submit the original documents, dated and signed. No photocopies.
7. The deed must include a legal description of the property including: state, county town and village. This may be found on a previous deed.
8. Page sizes are 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14
9. Minimum size for type is 8 points
10. Documents must be legible for our Optical Imaging System. Use black ink on white paper, no contrast or colors. Any portion of the document that is not legible will be cause for rejection.
Absolutely no taping or white out tape over any written text.
11. Signatures and acknowledgement must match (i.e. if using an initial or a.k.a. it must be used
throughout the entire document and any accompanying paperwork)
12. Any and all attachments, schedules, riders, or exhibits must be referenced as attached and marked as such.

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

The Orange County Clerk’s page requirements are as follows:

1. Page sizes are 8 ½ x 11 or 8 ½ x 14
2. Minimum size for type is 8 points
3.. Documents must be legible for our Optical Imaging System. Use black ink on white paper, no contrast or colors. Any portion of the document that is not legible will be cause for rejection.

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

Recording fees may be paid by check, cash, or money order. Personal checks up to $250. Any other checks from attorneys or title companies or other companies over $10,000 must be certified or money order. All checks are made payable to the ORANGE COUNTY CLERK.

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

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

Recording Fees

Recording (Any Instrument Except Those Covered Under Specific Title): $45.00 plus $5.00 per page, plus $0.50 each cross reference

Lien Fees

Mechanics Liens, To File: $15.00
Affidavit of Service (35 Days): $5.00
Discharge by Payment into Court: $3.00
Satisfaction or Cancellation: No Fee

Copy Fees

Certified Copy, Clerk Prepared: $1.25 per page (Minimum $5.00)
Certified Copy, Client, Prepared: $0.65 per page (Minimum $5.20)
Copy Fee for UCC or Notice of Federal Tax Lien: $5.00
Certified Copy Fee for UCC or Notice of Federal Tax Lien: $10.00

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

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

255 Main Street
Goshen, NY 10924

Phone: 845-291-2690
Fax: 845-378-2368

Alternate Phone Numbers:
Certified Copies: 845-291-3074
Court Papers: 845-291-3286
Record Room: 845-291-3074
Recording Documents: 845-291-3292

Copy fees are as follows:

Certified Copy, Clerk Prepared: $1.25 per page (Minimum $5.00)
Certified Copy, Client, Prepared: $0.65 per page (Minimum $5.20)
Copy Fee for UCC or Notice of Federal Tax Lien: $5.00
Certified Copy Fee for UCC or Notice of Federal Tax Lien: $10.00

You can also search for Orange County Clerk’s records online at:
https://searchiqs.com/nyora/

Fees

Account One Day Fee:
There will be a $15.00 charge for Access to Land Index and Images for 1 day. If you would like to print/download any images, it will be $5.00 per document.

Account In-State Fee:
Access to Land Index and Images will be available for $150.00 for 90 days and $0.50 per page to print/download any images.
Account Out-of-State Fee:

Access to Land Index and Images will be available for $600.00 for 90 days and $0.50 per page to print/download any images.

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