Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Knox County

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

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

117 East High Street, Suite 114
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Phone: 740-393-6755
email: recorder@co.knox.oh.us

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed weekends and holidays

What is Knox County's Recording Backlog?

The Knox 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 Knox County?

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

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

How can I make payment to the Knox County Recorder's Office?

The Knox County Recorder accepts check payments.

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

The Knox 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: $0.05 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 Knox County Recorder's Office?

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

117 East High Street, Suite 114
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

Phone: 740-393-6755
email: recorder@co.knox.oh.us

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm
Closed weekends and holidays

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies made by the public: $0.05 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 Knox County Recorder’s Index online free of charge at:
https://cotthosting.com/OHKnoxLANExternal/User/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fOHKnoxLANExternal%2f

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