Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Clinton County

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

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

46 S. South Street, Suite 222
Wilmington, OH 45177

Phone: 937.382.2067
Fax: 937.382.8097
Email: Huff.Brenda@clintoncountyohio.us

You can also electronically record your documents.

Electronic Document Recording (eRecording) is a method of delivering and returning documents electronically from a submitters office to the recorder. The actual recording of the document is still done by the recorder in their software system. Recorded documents are returned electronically.

By contacting a trusted eRecording vendor you can have your office quickly setup to electronically submit documents to our office.

eRecording Partners:
ePN – eRecording Partners Network
Direct: 1-216-318-6368 – Main: 888-325-3365 ext 11234
Website: http://www.GOePN.com
Email: bob@GOePN.com

CSC Corporation Service Company
eRecording Support 866-652-0111
Website: http://www.erecording.com
Email: erecording@cscglobal.com

IndeComm Global Services
Main: 1-877-272-5250
Website: http://inteledocdirect.net/
Email: efile@indecomm.net

Simplifile
Sales Department Main: 1-800-460-5657
Website: http://www.simplifile.com
Email: sales@simplifile.com

If you need additional information, you can contact Brenda Huff at 937-382-2067 or email Huff.Brenda@clintoncountyohio.us.

What is Clinton County's Recording Backlog?

The Clinton County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that the county’s document turnaround time is 2 to 3 days.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Clinton County?

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

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

The Clinton County Recorder’s document standardization guidelines are as follows:

* Computer font size of at least 10 point;
* Minimum paper size – 8 ½ x 11, Maximum paper size – 8 ½ x 14;
* Black or Blue ink ONLY;
* No use of highlighting;
* Margins of 1 inch on each side of the page and on the bottom;
* 3 inch margin on the top of the first page, reserved for recorder, auditor & engineer.

MUST BE BLANK SPACE.

* 1 ½ margin on the top of each of the remaining pages.

MUST BE BLANK SPACE

If a document signed does not conform to these guidelines, an additional recording fee of $20.00 will be collected.

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

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

Recording Fees

Standard Recording Fees: $28.00 for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page

Effective October 17, 2019, recording fees for most documents will increase by $6.00 due to the passage of HB 166 by the Ohio Legislature.

The new recording fee will be $34.00 for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page. Half of all recording fees collected are required to be submitted to the state to credit the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.

Non-conforming Document: $20.00 additional fee
Lien Fees

Federal Liens: $5.00
Federal Release: $3.00

Copy Fees

Assisted Copies: $2.00 per page
Unassisted Copies: $0.10 per page

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

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

46 S. South Street, Suite 222
Wilmington, OH 45177

Phone: 937.382.2067
Fax: 937.382.8097
Email: Huff.Brenda@clintoncountyohio.us

Copy fees are as follows:

Assisted Copies: $2.00 per page
Unassisted Copies: $0.10 per page

You can also search documents filed with the Clinton County Recorder’s Office online at:
http://cotthosting.com/ohclinton/LandRecords/protected/SrchQuickName.aspx

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