Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Washington County

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

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

205 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Ph: (740) 373-6623
Fax: (740) 373-9643

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

What is Washington County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Washington County?

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

What are Washington County's requirements for recording a mechanics lien?

Washington County returns documents that are under in fees and usually they return documents if the money is over by $5.00 or more; $5.00 or less they return in cash.

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

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

The Washington 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: $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 Washington County Recorder's Office?

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

205 Putnam St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Ph: (740) 373-6623
Fax: (740) 373-9643

The charge for copies is $2.00 per page.

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

You can also search for Washington County Recorder’s real property records online free of charge at:
https://www.uslandrecords.com/uslr/UslrApp/index.jsp

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