Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Saratoga County

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

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

40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:15 pm for recording papers; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for researching purposes

Phone: (518) 885-2213
Fax: (518) 884-4726

You can also submit your documents electronically.

E-Recording allows to electronically submit recordings of land documents, skipping the trip to the office. Currently, the Saratoga County Clerk’s Office offers two registered electronic recording facilitators as shown below.

Simplifile
https://simplifile.com/

CSC
https://www.cscglobal.com

What is Saratoga County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Saratoga County?

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

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

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

The Saratoga County Clerk’s Office accepts cash, in-state check or money order. Checks must include address and phone number. They do not accept credit or debit cards at this time.

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

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

Recording Fees

Deed, Mortgage

Recording Fee: $5.00 per page, plus $45.00 (includes coversheet) and $0.50 cents extra for each name over 2

Lien Fees

Mechanics Lien(Includes Notice of Public Service Liens and Public Improvement Liens)

Filing: $15.00
Affidavit of Service: $5.00
Discharge by Payment into Court: $3.00
Order to Continue: No Fee
Satisfaction or Cancel: No Fee
Notice of Lending – Filing: $15.00
Notice of Lien- Filing: $5.00
Notice of Public Service: $15.00
Public Welfare Lien: No Fee

Copy Fees

Photocopies: $0.50/each (self serve $.25/each)

To prepare and certify a copy: $5.00 plus $1.25 per page after 1st 4 pgs (not to exceed $40)
Exemplified Copy: $15.00

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

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

40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Hours: 8:00 am – 4:15 pm for recording papers; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm for researching purposes

Phone: (518) 885-2213
Fax: (518) 884-4726

The copy cost is $0.50 per page.

Saratoga County public records may also be viewed online. To apply for online access, fill out and submit the Online Records Application Approval of the online application may take 1-2 business days. At that time, you will receive an email with the website in addition to a username and a password to get you started.

You can access Saratoga County Clerk Online Records Application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHamASDsqhTtEa-D91eyv5W4Sb34qtow134hHMxPEWCr7CYA/viewform

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