Guide to filing construction documents in Stark County, North Dakota

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Stark County should get familiar with the Stark County Recorder. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Stark County Recorder, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in North Dakota can be complex. Before recording a lien in Stark County, read Filing a Lien in North Dakota: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Stark County Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Stark County

What types of documents can I file at the Stark County Recorder?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Stark County, North Dakota?

Filing in person

You can file your Recorder in person at the Stark County Courthouse, located at:
51 3rd Street East (1st Floor - Suite 105)
Dickinson, North Dakota, ND, 58601

Hours of operation:
Monday - Thursday, - 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (701) 456-7645.


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Who can file a lien in Stark County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Stark County, North Dakota, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the North Dakota Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Stark County, North Dakota?

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

What are the Stark County Recorder fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Stark County, North Dakota:
$20 for the first 6 pages $65.00 for 7-25 pages $3.00 per page for each page over 25

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Stark County Recorder to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

Visit the Stark County Recorder fees page for the latest information.

How do I release a lien in Stark County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Stark County Recorder, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:

How do I get copies of documents from the Stark County Recorder?

In Stark County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Stark County Recorder.

In person

51 3rd Street East (1st Floor - Suite 105), Dickinson, ND 58601

By mail

PO Box 130, Dickinson, ND 58602-0130


The Stark County Recorder does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies


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