Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Tioga County

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

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

16 Court Street
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone: 607-687-8660
Fax: 607-687-8686

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(closed Sat, Sun and Holidays)

Recordings accepted until 4:15 PM
Research available until 5:00 PM

What is Tioga County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Tioga County?

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

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

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

1. All papers presented for filing or recording must be legible
or otherwise suitable for copying or recording by the scanning process.

2. Notations must be clearly stated on the instrument.

3. A stamped self-addressed envelope must be provided to return recorded documents by mail. Indicate the name and return address or all recorded instruments.

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

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

The Tioga County Clerk’s payment policies are as follows:

1. Check or cash only, No credit cards. Do not mail cash.

2. All personal checks must have a preprinted name and
address and include a telephone number if possible.
(No starter checks)

3. All checks in excess of $1000 must be an Attorney’s check,
Title Company check, Certified check, Bank check or Money
Order. Limit checks to no more than $2000 per check.

4. All returned checks will be charged a $15 return check fee.

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

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

DEEDS, MORTGAGES, MISCELLANEOUS RECORDINGS (Cover Sheet is Required)

$5.00 per page (count document pages plus cover page)
$40.00 for recording
$0.50 for each notation

MECHANICS LIEN

$15.00 to file
$5.00 affidavit of service
Discharge – No Fee

COPIES*

$0.65 Per page (3 page min.)
To Certify – additional $5.00 per document
To Exemplify – additional $10.00 per document
*Up to a maximum of $40.00 per document.

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

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

16 Court Street
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone: 607-687-8660
Fax: 607-687-8686

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
(closed Sat, Sun and Holidays)

Research available until 5:00 PM

Copy fees are as follows:

$0.65 Per page (3 page min.)
To Certify – additional $5.00 per document
To Exemplify – additional $10.00 per document

You can also search for Tioga County Clerk’s records online at:
https://clerk.tiogacountyny.com/eSearch/User/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fesearch

An account and subscription are needed to view and/or print images.
Fee to print is $0.65 per page.

Payment Options:

1. PayPal – For convenience it is recommended that you fund a pre-paid account. A pre-paid account will allow you to make purchases from your shopping cart without having to enter your PayPal information each time you check out your cart. Note: you have to have an active subscription to use the funds on a pre-paid account and pre-paid funds cannot be used to purchase a subscription.

2. Pay at office – If you intend to print images it will be necessary to also fund a pre-paid account if you don’t have PayPal. Note: you must have an active subscription to use pre-paid funds and pre-paid funds cannot be used to purchase a subscription. The office now accepts credit/debit cards.

Top Payment Experts & Services in Tioga to help you File Your New York Mechanics Lien.

Featured Lien Filing Service
Lien Filing Service
Learn Who are the Fast Paying and Slow Paying Contractors in New York
Legoland California L C
Rating 5.0
B
Payment Score
84 / 100
View
Monadnock Construction
Rating 5.0
C
Payment Score
64 / 100
View
Crossman And Company
Rating 4.8
B
Payment Score
81 / 100
View
Dickinson Cameron Construction Co
Rating 4.7
B
Payment Score
83 / 100
View
See other Lists of Contractors and How to Best Work With Them