Guide to filing construction documents in Clatsop County, Oregon

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Clatsop County should get familiar with the Clatsop County Clerk. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Clatsop County Clerk, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in Oregon can be complex. Before recording a lien in Clatsop County, read Filing a Lien in Oregon: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

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Lien FAQs for Clatsop County

What types of documents can I file at the Clatsop County Clerk?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Clatsop County, Oregon?

Filing in person

You can file your Clerk in person at the Clerk, Records & Elections, located at:
820 Exchange St., Suite 220
Astoria, Oregon, OR, 97103

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Hours of Recording:
Hours of Recording: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (503) 325-8511.


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Who can file a lien in Clatsop County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Clatsop County, Oregon, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the Oregon Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Clatsop County, Oregon?

In Oregon, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. In general:
General contractors have 75 days to file a lien after the date of last furnishing labor or materials, or completion of project (whichever is earlier). Subcontractors and suppliers have 75 days to file after date of last furnishing labor or materials, or completion of project (whichever is earlier).

What are the Clatsop County Clerk fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Clatsop County, Oregon:
Mechanics lien: $77 Each additional page of a document: $5 Fees are based on a one-sided, one-page document.

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Clatsop County Clerk to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

Visit the Clatsop County Clerk fees page for the latest information.

How do I release a lien in Clatsop County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Clatsop County Clerk, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:

How do I get copies of documents from the Clatsop County Clerk?

In Clatsop County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Clatsop County Clerk.

In person

820 Exchange St., Suite 220, Astoria, 97103


Certified copy: Certified copy (for one page document) $7.75 If document to be certified is more than one page, add 25 cents per additional page