Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Brown County

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

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

Administration Building
Suite 151
800 Mt. Orab Pike
Georgetown, Ohio 45121

Telephone: (937) 378-6478
Fax: (937) 378-2848
email: Recorder@BrownCountyRecorder.org

Office Hours 8:00a – 4:00p Monday-Friday

What is Brown County's Recording Backlog?

The Brown County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that the county has same day document turnaround time.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Brown County?

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

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

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

The Brown County Recorder’s recording fees are as follows:

Recording Fees

Basic recording Fees: $28.00 for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page

Effective October 17, 2019, statewide recording fees for most documents will increase by $6.00 due to the enactment of HB 166 state budget legislation. The new recording fee for the first two pages will be $34.00 (previously $28.00). Each additional page remains the same as current law at $8.00.

Marginal Reference: $4.00 each

Lien Fees

For Recording MECHANIC’S LIEN Sec. 1311.06: same fee as for deeds, etc.

For Indexing and Recording NOTICE TO COMMENCE SUIT on Mechanic’s Lien:
same fees as release of mortgage or other liens Sec. 1311.11

For recording or making a copy of STATEMENT OF SUBCONTRACTOR, etc. or certificate of the date of such filing for record: same fees as provided in Sec. 317.32. Sec. 1311.29.

PUBLIC FUNDS LIEN Sec. 1311.29: same as Statement of Subcontractor.

Copy Fees

Copies made by the public: $0.10 per page
Copies made by the Recorder’s Staff: $2.00 per page or image
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal

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

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

Administration Building
Suite 151
800 Mt. Orab Pike
Georgetown, Ohio 45121

Telephone: (937) 378-6478
Fax: (937) 378-2848
email: Recorder@BrownCountyRecorder.org

Office Hours 8:00a – 4:00p Monday-Friday

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies made by the public: $0.10 per page
Copies made by the Recorder’s Staff: $2.00 per page or image
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal

You can also search Brown County Recorder’s documents online at: https://countyfusion10.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do?countyname=BrownOH

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