Guide to filing construction documents in Multnomah County, Oregon

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Multnomah County should get familiar with the Multnomah County Recorder. 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 Multnomah County Recorder, 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 Multnomah County, read Filing a Lien in Oregon: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Multnomah County Recorder Forms:

Lien FAQs for Multnomah County

What types of documents can I file at the Multnomah County Recorder?

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

Which office records mechanics liens in Multnomah County, Oregon?

Filing in person

You can file your Recorder in person at the Multnomah County Recorder, located at:
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd #175
Portland, Oregon, OR, 97214

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (503) 988.3326.

E-Filing

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Who can file a lien in Multnomah County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Multnomah 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 Multnomah 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 Multnomah County Recorder fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Multnomah County, Oregon:
Mechanics Lien: $76.00 Each additional page of the same document is $5.00

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

Visit the Multnomah County Recorder fees page for the latest information.

What forms of payment are accepted at the Multnomah County Recorder?

Multnomah County Recorder accepts the following forms of payment:

Personal checks, money orders, or certified funds (cashier's checks)

If paying by check, make it payable to Multnomah County Recorder.

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

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Multnomah County Recorder, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:
$76.00.

How do I get copies of documents from the Multnomah County Recorder?

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

In person

501 SE Hawthorne Blvd #175, Portland, 97214

Fees

Certified copy: $3.75 location fee $3.75 certification fee 25 cents per page

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