Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Hocking County

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

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

1 East Main Street, First Floor
Logan, Ohio 43138

Phone: (740)385-2031
Fax: (740)385-0377
Email Address: shunt@co.hocking.oh.us

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What is Hocking County's Recording Backlog?

The Hocking 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 Hocking County?

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

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

The Hocking 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;
* Margins of 1 inch on each side of the page and on the bottom;
* 3 inch margin on the top of the first page, reserved for recorder, auditor & engineer;
* 1 ½ margin on the top of each of the remaining pages.

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

The Hocking 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 Hocking County Recorder's Office?

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

1 East Main Street, First Floor
Logan, Ohio 43138

Phone: (740)385-2031
Fax: (740)385-0377
Email Address: shunt@co.hocking.oh.us

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The charge for copies made by the public is $0.25 per page.

The charge for copies made by the Recorder’s Staff is $2.00 per page.

The charge for certified copies is $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for each seal.

You can also search Hocking County Recorder’s Electronic Index online free of charge at:
https://www.uslandrecords.com/ohlr3/controller;jsessionid=422170B9248A35610A3BE4ADD80B3F7E

The electronic indexing begins January 1, 1992. Records prior to this date may be searched in the County Recorder’s office during regular business hours.

You can contact the County Recorder’s Office to obtain copies of documents.

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