Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Muskingum County

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

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

Courthouse 401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: (740) 455-7107
Fax: (740) 455-7943
Email: recorder@muskingumcounty.org

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What is Muskingum County's Recording Backlog?

The Muskingum 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 Muskingum County?

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

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

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

The Muskingum County Recorder’s Office accepts check payments.

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

The Muskingum 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

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 Muskingum County Recorder's Office?

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

Courthouse 401 Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701

Phone: (740) 455-7107
Fax: (740) 455-7943
Email: recorder@muskingumcounty.org

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Copy fees are as follows:

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

You can also search for Muskingum County Recorder’s records online free of charge at: https://recorder.muskingumcounty.org/mcreconline.html

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