Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Crawford County

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

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

112 E. Mansfield Street
Suite 206
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

Tel: 419-562-6961
Fax: 419-562-6061
email: office@crawfordohrecorder.com

What is Crawford County's Recording Backlog?

The Crawford County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that the county’s document turnaround time is 24 hours.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Crawford County?

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

What are Crawford County's requirements for recording a mechanics lien?

The Crawford County Recorder’s recording requirements are as follows:

1. Documents MUST be originals, signed, and notarized
2. Documents Prepared in Ohio, Must Contain “Prepared By” Statement.
3. Prepare documents legibly.
4. Include the complete legal description of the property. Needed for geographic indexing.
5. Properly reference previously recorded documents when you submit subsequent related documents for recording. Include: Book & Page number.
6. Identify schedules and exhibits clearly.
7. Include the correct filing fee.
8. Include separate checks for Recorder, Auditor, & Treasurer.
9. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope to ensure return of the original document. Otherwise the Recorder’s Office will charge you postage to return the original document.
10. Include the name and address of preparer and the return-to address for the document. Also, include your telephone number to call if there is a minor, correctable problem.
11. Check your work, especially for extra fees, to make sure your document is complete for recording in order to avoid rejection.

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

The Crawford 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
* 3 inch margin on the top of the first Page ONLY. (Reserved for Recorder, Auditor & Engineer)
* Margins of 1 ½ inch on top of each of the remaining pages
* Margins of 1 inch on each side of the page and on the bottom

If a document does NOT conform to these guidelines, an additional $20.00 will be collected.

How can I make payment to the Crawford County Recorder's Office?

The Crawford County Recorder’s Office accepts cash, check or money order.

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

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

Recording Fees

Regular Recording Fee: $28.00 for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page (Note: Each printed side is one page.)

Documents with Reference for Marginal Notation, e.g. Releases, Amendments, Assisgments, Re-Recording etc.: Regular Recordng Fee plus $4.00 for each marginal notation

Non-conforming Document: $20.00

Lien Fees

Federal Tax Liens, Other Federal Liens Releases: $5.00
Partial Releases: $3.00
Personal Property Tax Liens: No Fee
Releases: $4.00
Surety Liens: Bond Filings: $10.00

Copy Fees

Assisted Copies: $2.00 per page
Non-Assisted Copies: $0.25 per page
Certified Copy: $0.25 per page plus $1.00 for certifying with seal

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person, by mail or online.

In Person

You can visit the Crawford County Recorder’s Office located at:

112 E. Mansfield Street
Suite 206
Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

Tel: 419-562-6961
Fax: 419-562-6061
email: office@crawfordohrecorder.com

Copy fees are as follows:

Assisted Copies: $2.00 per page
Non-Assisted Copies: $0.25 per page
Certified Copy: $0.25 per page plus $1.00 for certifying with seal

Mail

You can send in a mail request to order certified copies. When requesting copies to be sent through the mail, the Recorder’s Office requires a self-addressed stamped envelope to ensure proper return.

Make sure to include an appropriate sized envelope and postage for number and size of documents being requested.

Online

You can also search for Crawford County’s recorded documents online free of charge at:
https://countyfusion7.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do?countyname=CrawfordOH

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