Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Erie County

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

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

247 Columbus Avenue, Suite 225
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone (419) 627-7686
email: Recorder@eriecounty.oh.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

What is Erie County's Recording Backlog?

The Erie County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that the county has a next day document turnaround time.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Erie County?

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

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

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

The Erie 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: $0.10 per page
Copies made by the Recorder’s staff: $1.00 for image copies
$2.00 if made from the film by the staff
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal

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

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

247 Columbus Avenue, Suite 225
Sandusky, OH 44870

Phone (419) 627-7686
email: Recorder@eriecounty.oh.gov

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

The Recorder and staff assist the public in locating recorded documents and will provide a copy of the document when requested.

Copy Fees
Copies made by the public: $0.10
Copies made by the Recorder’s Staff: $1.00 for images copies
$2.00 if made from the film by the staff
Certified Copies: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal

You can also search for Erie County’s documents recorded since January 1, 1818, online free of charge at: https://eriecountyoh-web.tylerhost.net/erieohweb/web/

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