Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Westchester County

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

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

110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m.

Land Records Division

Maps
(914) 995-3095
CC-Land@WestchesterGov.com

Mortgage Satisfactions
(914) 995-4413
CC-Land@WestchesterGov.com

Uniform Commercial Code
(914) 995-3098
CC-UCC@WestchesterGov.com

Other Services
(914) 995-3094
CC-Land@WestchesterGov.com

You can also submit your documents electornically.

Documents can be submitted directly to our office by using the PREP System or via the portal of key national electronic recording facilitators.

You can access the PREP System here: https://prep.westchesterclerk.com/PREP/WebLoginNew.aspx

What is Westchester County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Westchester County?

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

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

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

Payment of all other fees up to $500.00 may be made by ACH transfer, cash, check, money order or credit card. The Westchester County Clerk accepts payment of fees by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover, but taxes must be paid using ACH, cash, check or money order. If you have a question about how to calculate a fee, you can call (914) 995-3094 or email CC-Land@westchestergov.com

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

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

Recoding Fees

Deeds/Mortage

Statutory Recording Fee: $45.00
Per written side of page: $5.00 per page
For additional towns stated: $0.50 per town
For each cross reference: $0.50

Copy Fees

Copies: $1.30 for first 2 pages and $0.65 per page* for each additional page
Certified Copies: $5.00 for up to 4 pages and $1.25* for each additional page

* The maximum charge for a photocopy or certified copy of a document is $40.00.

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Westchester 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 Westchester County Clerk’s Office located at:

110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays, from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m.

You can use the free public viewing terminals to see if the land document you are searching for is recorded in the office and also to view the actual document image.

Mail

To request a land document, you can send a letter which contains as much of the following information as possible: the name of the document you are searching for such as “a deed”, the name of the owner, the property address including the village, town or city, the approximate date of the transaction, and the liber and page number or the control number, if known.

Include a check payable to “Westchester County Clerk” in the amount of $5.00 for each item requested plus a copy fee of $1.30 for up to two pages plus an additional 65 cents for each additional page. Cash is not accepted and all fees must be included with your written request.

For certified copies, include a check payable to “Westchester County Clerk” in the amount of $5.00 for documents up to four pages plus $1.25 for each additional page.

Also include a self-addressed stamped envelope in which your document will be returned.

If you are unsure of the fee, note the amount not to be exceeded on the check and a staff member will fill in the appropriate amount for you.

For questions, you can call at (914)995-3094, 3095 or email CC-Land@westchestergov.com.

Online

You can also search for Westchester County Clerk’s records online free of charge at: http://wro.westchesterclerk.com/

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