Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Otsego County

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

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

197 Main Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326

Phone Number: 607-547-4276
Fax Number: 607-547-7544

Office hours for County Clerk’s
Monday- Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours: The Months of July & August
Monday- Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Note that the Office of the County Clerk ONLY accepts land recordings up to 3:45 in July & August and 4:15 September-June.

Otsego County also offers e-recording for your land documents. Visit one of the County’s vendors to get started.

What is Otsego County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Otsego County?

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

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

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

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

Recording Fees

Basic Recording Fee: $40.00 to record, $5.00 for cover
page = $45.00, plus $5.00 for each Additional page

Lien Fees

Notice of Pendency, Notice of Attachmentor Ammended: $35.00
(no fee to cancel or discontinue)

Federal Tax Lien- File or Discharge: $40.00

Mechanics’s Lien (No fee to Discontinue): $15.00

Proof of Service on Mechanic’s Lien to File: $5.00

Copy Fees

Court Records (judgments & orders): $5.00
Certified prepared copies of Any order,
record or any other papers entered or filed

Non-Court records-Certified prepared copies of any paper filed or recorded (ie: separation papers): $0.65 per page with minimum of $5.00

Land Records
Prepare & certify a copy of any book & page: $1.00 per page

Prepare & certify a copy of any book & page or
instrument number from the computer: $0.50 per page

Federal Tax Lien Copy: $5.00

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

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

197 Main Street
Cooperstown, New York 13326

Phone Number: 607-547-4276
Fax Number: 607-547-7544

Office hours for County Clerk’s
Monday- Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours: The Months of July & August
Monday- Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Copy fees are as follows:

Court Records (judgments & orders): $5.00
Certified prepared copies of Any order,
record or any other papers entered or filed

Non-Court records-Certified prepared copies of any paper filed or recorded (ie: separation papers): $0.65 per page with minimum of $5.00

Land Records
Prepare & certify a copy of any book & page: $1.00 per page

Prepare & certify a copy of any book & page or
instrument number from the computer: $0.50 per page

Federal Tax Lien Copy: $5.00

You can also search for Otsego County Clerk’s real property documents online at: http://www.searchiqs.com/

If your document is not available online or you are in need of a certified copy you will need to submit your request in writing with payment & a SASE or you may stop in to the office during hours of operation.

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