Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Lucas County

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

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

One Government Center
Suite 700
Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 213-4400
Fax: (419) 213-4284

You can also file your lien documents electronically. To learn more about E-Recording in Lucas County you can contact the office directly, or, any of the partnering companies listed below.

CSC (Corporation Service Company) (866) 652-0111
https://www.erecording.com/

ePN (eRecording Partners Network) (888) 325-3365 ext. 11234

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Simplifile (800) 460-5657 ext. 1031
https://simplifile.com/

Effective Friday, February 1, 2019 office hours will be Monday- Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. The cut off time for E-recording will remain at 4:00 P.M.

What is Lucas County's Recording Backlog?

The Lucas County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, noted that the county’s document turnaround time is 24 hours.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Lucas County?

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

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

The Lucas County Recorder’s document standardization guidelines are as follows:

Paper Size
8 ½ x 11 – minimum
8 ½ x 14 – maximum

Margins
3 inch top margin on first page
1 ½ inch top margin on subsequent pages
1 inch margin on sides and bottom of all pages

Font Size
minimum of 10 points

Ink Color
Black or Blue only
No highlighting

A non-conforming document charge of $20 for items not meeting these specifications will be assessed.

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

Payments accepted in the form of cash or checks payable to: Lucas County Recorder. Self addressed stamped envelope required OR postage included in payment.

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

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

Recording Fees

Basic Recording Fee: $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. Half of all recording fees collected are required to be submitted to the state to the credit of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.

Document Standardization ORC 317.114: $20.00 per document — Non-compliance fee

Reference Fee documents with references for marginal notation (i.e. Releases, Assignments, Mortgage Activity, etc.):

Lien Fees

Federal Tax Liens: $5.00
Federal Tax Lien Releases: $3.00
Re-file / Correction: $5.00

Copy Fees

Assisted photocopies: $2.00 per page
Non-Assisted photocopies: $0.05 per page
Certification fee: $1.00 per document

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

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

One Government Center
Suite 700
Toledo, OH 43604

Phone: (419) 213-4400
Fax: (419) 213-4284

Any copies made in the office are $2.00 per page. If you require having your copies certified it is an additional $1.00 per document.

You can search Lucas County Recorder’s General Index online at: https://lcapps.co.lucas.oh.us/paxworld5/

You can also search Lucas County Recorder’s real estate records online at: https://www.co.lucas.oh.us/377/AREIS-Information

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