Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Washington County

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

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

Municipal Center
383 Broadway
Building A
Fort Edward, New York 12828

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Daily Filing Deadline
4:15 p.m.

What is Washington County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Washington County?

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

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

All documents presented for filing or recording must be legible or otherwise suitable for copying by microfilming or photocopying process. 8019 (B).

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

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

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

Recording Fees

Record: $40.00
Cover Page: $5.00
Each Additional Name in Excess of Two: $0.50
Plus Each Page: $5.00
Each Cross Reference: $0.50

Lien Fees

Mechanic Liens
To File: $15.00
To Continue, Amend or Cancel: No Fee
To Discharge By Deposit to Court: $3.00

Copy Fees

To prepare a copy of any paper or record on file in the office, except as otherwise provided is $0.65 cents per page, with a minimum fee of $1.30.

To certify a prepared copy of any record or paper on file, $0.65 cents per page, with a minimum fee of $5.00.

To prepare and certify a copy of any record or paper on file, $1.30 per page, with a minimum fee of $5.00.

Exemplified Copy $15.00

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

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

Municipal Center
383 Broadway
Building A
Fort Edward, New York 12828

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Copy fees are as follows:

To prepare a copy of any paper or record on file in the office, except as otherwise provided is $0.65 cents per page, with a minimum fee of $1.30.

To certify a prepared copy of any record or paper on file, $0.65 cents per page, with a minimum fee of $5.00.

To prepare and certify a copy of any record or paper on file, $1.30 per page, with a minimum fee of $5.00.

Exemplified Copy $15.00

You can also search for Washington County Clerk’s records online at:
https://www.searchiqs.com/NYWAS/Login.aspx

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