Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Bucks County

Where is the Bucks County Prothonotary's Office that files mechanic liens?

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

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

Phone: 215-348-6191
Fax: 215-348-6184

Hours: 8 am – 4:00 pm

What is Bucks County's Recording Backlog?

The Bucks County Prothonotary’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Bucks County?

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

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

Follow the general lien laws in Pennsylvania. Include information like:

1. You and your attorney’s information.
2. The property owner’s information.
3. The hiring party’s information.
4. The first and last dates that work on the project was done. This is otherwise known as the first and last dates of performance.
5. Notices of Intent to Lien are required in Pennsylvania, so include the dates that notices were sent.
6. Include a statement of labor and materials furnished for the job.
7. Use that statement to calculate your amount for the claim.
8. Include the legal description of the property, which can be found at the Allegheny County Prothonotary’s Office.

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

To file a mechanics lien in Delaware County, simply fill out the standard form for the State of Pennsylvania. The margin and page size is as follows:

1. All liens should be legible and typed.
2. Each page must be 8.5 x 11 in size.
3. Pages must be printed on one side only, the first page with a .5 inch margin on top,
and all subsequent pages with a .5 inch margin at the top and a .5 inch margin all the sides and bottom.
4. All pages, attachments included, must be numbered.
5. All information to be recorded must be written in 10 point font, black ink typeface.
No handwritten material will be accepted.
6. Paper stock must be 20-pound opaque stock in white or off-white.

How can I make payment to the Bucks County Prothonotary's Office?

The Bucks County Prothonotary’s Office accepts check, cash, money orders, or other major credit/debit card companies.

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

The Bucks County Prothonotary’s recording fees are as follows:

Lien Fees

Municipal, Mechanics, Federal, Commonwealth or Certified Copy Incoming:
$31.50

Copy Fees

Certifications: $5.50 for the first page and $1.70 for each additional page

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

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

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901

Phone: 215-348-6191
Fax: 215-348-6184

Hours: 8 am – 4:00 pm

Access to a copy of a lien may require paying a fee.

You can also search for Bucks County Prothonotary Office’s records online at: https://propublic.buckscountyonline.org/PSI/v/search/case

All documents purchased through the Bucks County Web Viewer will be charged $0.10 for each page, plus a Technology Fee of $1.00 per Cart. A convenience fee of either 2.39%, or $1.50 (minimum) will be charged by Value Payment Systems for the processing of all transactions.

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