Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Darke County

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

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

504 S. Broadway Courthouse
Greenville, Ohio 45331

Business Phone: 937-547-7390
Email: lstachler@co.darke.oh.us

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

What is Darke County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Darke County?

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

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

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

The Darke 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: $0.25 per page
Copies made by the Recorder’s staff: $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 Darke County Recorder's Office?

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

504 S. Broadway Courthouse
Greenville, Ohio 45331

Business Phone: 937-547-7390
Email: lstachler@co.darke.oh.us

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies made by the public: $0.25 per page
Copies made by the Recorder’s staff: $2.00 per page
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal

You can also search for Darke County’s land records online at:
https://www.uslandrecords.com/ohlr3/controller;jsessionid=96AF317AC8A47FBDB5FCB482653EF17B

The electronic indexing and imaging began May 1, 1996.

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