Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Schenectady County

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

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

620 State Street 3rd Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 388-4220
(518) 388-4224 FAX

Clerk Hours:
8:30AM – 4:30PM
9:00AM – 4:00PM July & August

You must arrive 15 minutes before closing to record documents.

What is Schenectady County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Schenectady County?

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

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

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

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

Recording Fees

Deeds
Cover Page: $5.00
Record & Index: $40.00 plus $5.00 per page, $0.50 for each additional name beyond two

Mortgages
Cover Page $5.00
Record & Index $40.00 plus $5.00 per page, plus $.50 for each additional name beyond one

Lien Fees

Mechanics Lien
To File: $15.00
Cancel: No Fee
Discharge by Payment to Court: No Fee
Affidavit of Service: $5.00

Federal Tax Lien
To File: $40.00
Discharge: $40.00

Copy Fees

Self Service Copies: $0.50 per page
Staff Prepared and/or Certified: $1.00 per page/Minimum $5.00
To Certify Prepared Copy: $0.50 per page/Minimum $5.00
Exemplified Copies – in addition to fee preparing: $10.00

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

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

620 State Street 3rd Floor
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 388-4220
(518) 388-4224 FAX

Clerk Hours:
8:30AM – 4:30PM
9:00AM – 4:00PM July & August

Copy fees are as follows:

Self Service Copies: $0.50 per page
Staff Prepared and/or Certified: $1.00 per page/Minimum $5.00
To Certify Prepared Copy: $0.50 per page/Minimum $5.00
Exemplified Copies – in addition to fee preparing: $10.00

You can also search for Schenectady County Clerk’s records online at:
http://landrecords.schenectadycounty.com/

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