Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Rensselaer County

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

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

105 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: (518) 270-4080

Hours of operation
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

What is Rensselaer County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Rensselaer County?

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

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

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

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

Recording Fees

Affidavits, Agreements, Deeds & Orders: $40.00
Cover Page: $5.00
Plus 5.00 per page plus $0.50 for each additional Surname indexed
Each cross reference: $0.50

Lien Fees

Mechanics Lien: $15.00
Notice of order Continuing Amending Or Canceling: No Fee
Mechanics Lien discharged by deposit into court: $3.00
Affidavit of Service: $5.00 each

Copy Fees

To certify prepared copy 8020(f)2-8021(a)6-8021(c): $4.00
To prepare and certify a copy 8021(f) 48021(a)7 8021(c)9: $4.00
To make copies in person: $0.50
To request copies by mail: $1.00 per page
To make copies on the Internet: $5.00 per document
To certify prepared copy 8020(f)3: $0.50 per page
Minimum 1.00
Maximum 30.00

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person, by mail or online.

In Person

You can visit the Rensselaer County clerk’s Office located at:

105 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180

Phone: (518) 270-4080

The Records Room is open from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
A copy costs $0.50 per page.


You can also submit a written request to the:

Rensselaer County Clerk Record Department
105 Third Street
Troy, NY 12180

In the request give your name, location of the property (town) and the approximate year that you purchased the property. Mail requests are $1.00 per page with a check submitted with your request. Your check can be made out to the Rensselaer County Clerk with a “not to exceed five dollars” notation made. The County Clerk will fill in the amount and return a receipt with your request. Mail in requests are processed and returned the same day that my office receives them.


You can also search for Rensselaer County Clerk’s records online at: