Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Delaware County

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

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

145 N. Union St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Phone: (740) 833-2460
Fax: (740) 833-2459

Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)

Recordings from
8:30am – 4:30pm

Filing cutoff is 4:15pm

What is Delaware County's Recording Backlog?

The Delaware County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.
However, note that the county’s document turnaround time is 3-4 days.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Delaware County?

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

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

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

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

Recording Fees

Basic Instrument Recording Fee: $28.00 first 2 pages, $8.00 each additional

Marginal References, Releases, amendments, assignments, re-recordings, etc.: $4.00 each

Federal Tax Liens

Original, correction, re-file, partial release, subordination: $5.00

Releases: $3.00

Federal tax lien withdraw with error: $5.00

Copy Fees

Photocopies: $2.00 per page

Certified Copies: $2.00 per page + $2.00 for certification

Fax copies: $2.00/page local, $4.00/page long distance

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

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

145 N. Union St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015

Phone: (740) 833-2460
Fax: (740) 833-2459

Monday – Friday (excluding holidays)

Copy fees are as follows:

Photocopies: $2.00 per page
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page + $2.00 for certification
Fax copies: $2.00/page local, $4.00/page long distance

You can also search for Delaware County’s real estate documents from 1990 to present online free of charge at:
https://cotthosting.com/ohdelaware/User/Login.aspx

Note that real estate documents prior to 1990 can be found only in the Recorder’s Office.

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