Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Hancock County

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

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

300 S. Main St., Room 23
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone: 419-424-7091
Fax: 419-423-3017

Office Hours:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday

Special Office Hours:
December 29th the office will be closed at 2:00pm for year end processing.

What is Hancock County's Recording Backlog?

The Hancock County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that the county’s document turnaround time is 1-2 days.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Hancock County?

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

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

The Hancock County Recorder’s page requirements are as follows::

1. a 3” top margin on page 1 along with a 1” side and bottom margin.
2. a 1.5” top margin and 1” side and bottom margin on every page after page 1.

You will be charged a $20 fee if they are non-conforming.

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

The Hancock 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

Non Conforming Fee: $20.00

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: $0.15 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 Hancock County Recorder's Office?

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

300 S. Main St., Room 23
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone: 419-424-7091
Fax: 419-423-3017

Office Hours:
8:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday

Special Office Hours:
December 29th the office will be closed at 2:00pm for year end processing.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies made by the public: $0.15 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 Hancock County’s recorded documents online fee of charge at:
https://countyfusion2.kofiletech.us/countyweb/login.do?countyname=HancockOH

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