New York Mechanics Lien Form

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About New York Mechanics Lien Form

Complete the form to download your New York mechanics lien form. Use this to easily file a lien with a New York county clerk office.

Contractors, suppliers, and others that work in the construction industry have the right to file a mechanics lien if they do not receive payment. Unpaid construction parties can use this form to file a New York mechanics lien.

Not sure where to start? Read the step-by-step guide to filing a mechanics lien in New York.

Information required on the NY mechanics lien form

The following is taken directly from the New York mechanics lien statute regarding what needs to be included in the lien claim. Make sure you have this information when filling out this notice of lien. Missing or incorrect information may result in an invalid lien.

The notice of lien shall state:

1. The name and residence of the lienor; and if the lienor is a partnership or a corporation, the business address of such firm, or corporation, the names of partners and principal place of business, and if a foreign corporation, its principal place of business within the state.
1-a. The name and address of the lienor’s attorney, if any.
2. The name of the owner of the real property against whose interest therein a lien is claimed, and the interest of the owner as far as known to the lienor.
3. The name of the person by whom the lienor was employed, or to whom he furnished or is to furnish materials; or, if the lienor is a contractor or subcontractor, the person with whom the contract was made.
4. The labor performed or materials furnished and the agreed price or value thereof, or materials actually manufactured for but not delivered to the real property and the agreed price or value thereof.
5. The amount unpaid to the lienor for such labor or materials.
6. The time when the first and last items of work were performed and materials were furnished.
7. The property subject to the lien, with a description thereof sufficient for identification; and if in a city or village, its location by street and number, if known. A failure to state the name of the true owner or contractor, or a misdescription of the true owner, shall not affect the validity of the lien. The notice must be verified by the lienor or his agent, to the effect that the statements therein contained are true to his knowledge except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged on information and belief, and that as to those matters he believes it to be true.

Once the mechanics lien form is complete, the state of New York requires that the lien is notarized in order to be valid.

The lien claim amount should be limited to the amount of unpaid labor, material, and equipment supplied to the project. Indirect or consequential damages are not allowed in New York. However, extra charges and change orders agreed to by the property owner may be included in the lien claim.

Pro tip: A copy of the lien must also be served on the property owner and anyone above the claimant in the contracting chain within 30 days of filing, and proof of delivery must be filed.

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New York County Recorders

Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in New York? You'll need to get your New York mechanics lien filed and recorded with the county recorder in the county where the construction project is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in New York. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.

Albany County Clerk
16 Eagle Street
Albany, New York, 12207
Phone: (518) 487-5100

Bronx County Clerk's Office
83030 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 618-3300

Broome County Clerk
Edwin L. Crawford County Office Building 60 Hawley St
Binghamton, New York, 13902
Phone: 607.778.2255
Fax: 607.778.2243

Cattaraugus County Clerk
303 Court Street
Little Valley, New York, 14755
Phone: (716) 938-9111, press 3 then 3 again

Chautauqua County Clerk
1 North Erie Street, PO Box 170
Mayville, New York, 14757
Phone: 716-753-4331
Fax: 716-753-4293

Chemung County Clerk
210 Lake Street
Elmira, New York, 14902-0588
Phone: (607) 737-2920
Fax: (607) 737-2897

Columbia County Clerk
560 Warren Street
Hudson, New York, 12534
Phone: 518-828-3339

Delaware County Clerk
3 Court Street
Delhi, New York, 13753
Phone: 607-746-2123

Dutchess County Clerk
22 Market St
Poughkeepsie, New York, 12601
Phone: (845) 486-2120 ext: 2134
Fax: (845) 486-2138

Erie County Clerk's Office
92 Franklin St
Buffalo, New York, 14202
Phone: 716-858-8865 ext7766 OR 716-858-8797
Fax: 716-858-6550

Essex County Clerk
7559 Court Street, P.O. Box 247
Elizabethtown, New York, 12932
Phone: (518) 873-3600
Fax: (518) 873-3548

Fulton County Clerk
223 West Main Street
Johnstown, New York, 12095
Phone: (518) 736-5555

Greene County Clerk's Office
411 Main St .
Catskill, New York, 12414
Phone: (518) 719-3255
Fax: (518) 719-3284

Jefferson County Clerk
175 Arsenal Street Attn: Court Records
Watertown, New York, 13601
Phone: (315)785-5149

360 Adams Street, Attn: Room 189 window 11
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Office of the Lewis County Clerk
7660 State Street
Lowville, New York, 13367
Phone: 315-376-5333

Madison County Clerk
138 N Court St, Building 4
Wampsville, New York, 13163
Phone: (315) 366-2261

NY County Clerk
60 Centre Street, Docket Section, Room 109B - SEND FED EX there and back and its quicker
New York,, New York, 10007
Phone: 646-386-5955 press 4;

Monroe County Clerk
101 County Office Building - 39 W. Main St.
Rochester, New York, 14614
Phone: 585 753-1600
Fax: 585 753-1624

Nassau County Clerk
240 Old Country Road Room 108A
Mineola, New York, 11501
Phone: (516) 571-5839

New York
New York County Clerk
60 Centre Street Room 109B,
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 646-386-5955

Niagara County Clerk
Niagara County Courthouse
Lockport, New York, 14095-0461
Phone: (716) 439-7022
Fax: (716) 439-7035

Oneida County Clerk
800 Park Avenue
Utica, New York, 13501
Phone: (315) 798-5794

Onondaga County Clerk
401 Montgomery St, Room 200
Syracuse, New York, 13202-2568
Phone: (315) 435-2227
Fax: (315) 435-3455

Ontario County Clerk
20 Ontario Street
Canandaigua, New York, 14424
Phone: (585) 396-4200

Orange County Clerk
4 Glenmere Cove Rd
Goshen, New York, 10921
Phone: 845-291-3064

Oswego County Clerk
46 East Bridge Street
Oswego, New York, 13126
Phone: 315-349-8621

Otsego County Clerk
197 Main St #1
Cooperstown, New York, 13326
Phone: 607-547-4276
Fax: 607-547-7544

Putnam County Office Building
40 Gleneida Avenue, Room 100
Carmel, New York, 10512
Phone: (845) 808-1142 ext 3

Queens County Clerk
8811 Sutphin Blvd, Attn: Block Index Room 106
Jamaica, NY 11435

Rensselaer County Clerk
105 Third Street
Troy, New York, 12180
Phone: (518) 270-4080
Fax: (518) 271-7998

Richmond County Clerk
130 Stuyvesant Place - 1st Floor
Staten Island, New York, 10301
Phone: (718) 675-7700

Rockland County Clerk
1 South Main Street, Suite 100
New City, New York, 10956-3549
Phone: (845) 638-5070
Fax: (845) 638-5647

Saratoga County Clerk
40 McMaster Street
Ballston Spa, New York, 12020
Phone: (518)885-2213 ext 4323

Schenectady County Clerk
620 State Street, Attn: Manager’s Office
Schenectady, New York, 12305
Phone: 518-388-4220
Fax: 518-388-4224

Schoharie County Clerk
284 Main Street
Schoharie, New York, 12157
Phone: 518-295-8316

St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence County Clerk
Building #2 48 Court Street
Canton, New York, 13617
Phone: 315-379-2237
Fax: 315-379-2302

Steuben County Clerk
3 East Pulteney Square
Bath, New York, 14810
Phone: (607) 664-2563

Suffolk County Clerk
310 Center Drive
Riverhead, NY 11901

Sullivan County Clerk
100 North Street
Monticello, New York, 12701-5012
Phone: (845) 807-0411
Fax: (845) 807-0434

Tioga County Clerk
16 Court Street PO Box 307
Owego, New York, 13827
Phone: 607-687-8660
Fax: 607-687-8686

Tompkins County Clerk
320 N. Tioga St
Ithaca, New York, 14850
Phone: (607) 274-5431

Ulster County Clerk
Ulster County Office Building, 244 Fair Street
Kingston, New York, 12401
Phone: (845) 340-3288

Warren County Clerk
Warren County Municipal Center 1340 State Route 9
Lake George, New York, 12845
Phone: (518) 761-6429

Washington County Clerk
383 Broadway
Fort Edward, New York, 12828
Phone: (518) 746-2170
Fax: (518) 746-2177

Wayne County Clerk
9 Pearl St. PO Box 608
Lyons, New York, 14489
Phone: 315-946-7470
Fax: 315-946-5978

Westchester County Clerk
110 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
White Plains, New York, 10601
Phone: (914) 995-3070

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