Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Ottawa County

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

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

315 Madison Street
Room 204
Port Clinton, OH 43452

419-734-6730
1-800-788-8803 ext. 6730

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

You can also send your lien documents by regular mail, by express mail or by courier.

What is Ottawa County's Recording Backlog?

The Ottawa County Recorder’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, note that the county’s document turnaround time is one working day.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Ottawa County?

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

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

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

The Ottawa County Recorder’s Office accepts cash, check or money order. They do not accept credit cards.

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

The Ottawa County Recorder’s recording fees are as follows;

The fee for most documents is $28 for the first two pages and $8 for each additional page. (Each printed side is counted as one page.)

Some documents require a marginal notation referring back to another document. For example, when a mortgage is paid off, the “Cancellation” must refer back to the original recorded mortgage. In these cases, the “notation” fee is an additional $4.

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

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

315 Madison Street
Room 204
Port Clinton, OH 43452

419-734-6730
1-800-788-8803 ext. 6730

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Charge for copies made by the public is $0.10 per page.

Charge for copies made by the Recorder’s Staff is $2.00 for plat copies and any copy made from microfilm or from microfilm to electronic image.

You can also request copies by mail.

The Recorder’s office requires a self-addressed envelope with adequate postage affixed. They must receive the envelope and the fee before they will mail the copies. Usually the copies are mailed the day they receive the request.

You can also search Ottawa County’s indexes to recorded documents online at: http://www.uslandrecords.com

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