Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Clark County

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

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

14 E. Main St, Springfield, OH
Springfield, OH 45502

Phone: 937-521-1709
Recorder’s Office: 937-521-1705
Fax: 937-328-4620
Email: recorder@clarkcountyohio.gov

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30

What is Clark County's Recording Backlog?

The Clark County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that the county’s document turnaround time is 1 day.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Clark County?

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

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

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

The Clark 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: $2.00 per page
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal

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

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

14 E. Main St, Springfield, OH
Springfield, OH 45502

Phone: 937-521-1709
Recorder’s Office: 937-521-1705
Fax: 937-328-4620
Email: recorder@clarkcountyohio.gov

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00-4:30

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies: $2.00 per page
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal

You can also search for Clark County’s recorded documents online at: https://countyfusion7.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do?countyname=ClarkOH

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