Filing a mechanics lien in Grand Forks County

If you’re trying to record a mechanics lien or construction notice in Grand Forks County, North Dakota, you’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll find contact information for the Grand Forks County Recorder, document rules, delivery requirements, fees, payment methods, and more.

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Before you file a lien in Grand Forks County, read How to File a Lien in North Dakota for a step-by-step guide to the process and requirements.

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Download Grand Forks County Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Grand Forks County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Grand Forks County, North Dakota?

You can file your Recorder in person at the Recorders Office, located at:
151 South 4th Street
Grand Forks, North Dakota, 58201

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (701) 780-8288
(701) 780‐8261
(701) 780-8262.

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Grand Forks County, North Dakota?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in North Dakota. If the project property was located in Grand Forks County, then the lien must be filed with the Grand Forks County Recorder, regardless of where you or your company are located. But whether or not you have the right to file a lien will depend on a number of factors, including your position on the payment chain, whether you sent the required notices, and whether the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the requirements and deadlines, visit the North Dakota Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

When is the deadline to file a lien in Grand Forks County?

In Grand Forks County, North Dakota, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. General contractors have 90 days to file a lien after the last furnishing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 90 days to file.

How much does it cost to file a lien in Grand Forks County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Grand Forks County Recorder is as follows:
$20 for the first 6 pages $65.00 for 7-25 pages $3.00 per page for each page over 25

Costs change periodically.

Visit the Grand Forks County Recorder fees page for the latest information.

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Grand Forks County Recorder?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Grand Forks County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $20.

A mechanics lien is typically canceled after the claim has been paid, or when the lien expires.

How can I get a copy of a lien or other document recorded in Grand Forks County?

The Grand Forks County Recorder maintains a record of all property documents, including mechanics liens and certain construction notices. You can obtain either a certified or conformed copy of a document. Related: What type of document copy do you need?

In person

151 South 4th Street Grand Forks, ND 58201

By mail

PO Box 5066 Grand Forks, ND 58206-5066

Electronically

The Grand Forks County Recorder does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies.

Fees

Certified copy: $5.00 for the first page $2.00 for each additional page

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Grand Forks County?

Preliminary notices are not recorded in Grand Forks County. Learn more about North Dakota’s preliminary notice requirements and how to send one.

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