Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Mahoning County

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

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

120 Market Street
1st Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone: 330-740-2345
Fax: 330-740-2347

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

What is Mahoning County's Recording Backlog?

The Mahoning County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.
However, note that the county’s document turnaround time is 3 to 5 days.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Mahoning County?

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

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

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

* Computer font size of at least 10 point
* Minimum paper size – 8 ½ by 11, Maximum paper size – 8 ½ by 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 and engineer
* 1 ½ margin on the top of each of the remaining pages

If a document signed does not conform to these guidelines, an additional recording fee of $20 will be collected.

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

The Mahoning County Recorder accepts check or cash only. Credit cards are not accepted in this office. Checks presented to this office must reflect the correct recording fee. Documents received by mail will be returned if the check is for more than the total cost of recording.

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

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

Recording Fees

Basic Recording Fee: $28.00 for the first two pages + $8.00 for each additional page or side. ORC §317.32(A) (Deeds, mortgages, power of atty, leases, mechanic liens, releases, assignments, etc.).

Documents with References for Marginal Notation (e.g. Releases, Amendments, Assignments, Re-Recordings, ETC.) – Basic Recording Fee PLUS $4.00 for each Marginal notation.

Non-conforming Document: $20.00

Federal Tax Liens: $5.00 ORC §317.09(C)

Release or Partial Release Federal Tax Lien: $3.00 ORC §317.09(C)

Release Personal Property Tax Lien: $4.00 ORC §5719.07

Copy Fees

Certified Copies of Records: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for certification ORC §317.32(B)

Uncertified Copies of Records: $2.00 per page ORC §317.32 (B)

Faxed Copies: $2.00 per page for local faxes, $4.00 per page per long distance faxes ORC §317.32(J)

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

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

120 Market Street
1st Floor
Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone: 330-740-2345
Fax: 330-740-2347

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

No legal advice or opinions will be given by the Recorder’s Staff either in person or by telephone. Computers are available in the Recorders Office for public access.

Employees of the Recorder’s Office cannot search records. If you know the recording information, you may request a copy from the office. Otherwise, you may come into the office and access one of the thirteen (13) public computers.

Copy fees are as follows:

Certified Copies of Records: $2.00 per page plus $1.00 for certification ORC §317.32(B)
Uncertified Copies of Records: $2.00 per page ORC §317.32 (B)
Faxed Copies: $2.00 per page for local faxes, $4.00 per page per long distance faxes ORC §317.32(J)

You can also search for Mahoning County Recorder’s documents online at: https://ohintlaredo.fidlar.com/OHMahoning/AvaWeb/#!/search

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