Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Chester County

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

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

201 W. Market Street, Suite 1425
West Chester, PA 19380-0989

Phone: 610-344-6300

Prothonotary Office 8:30am-4:30pm

What is Chester County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Chester County?

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

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

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

The Chester County Prothonotary’s Office accepts check, cash, money order, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Make checks payable to the “Prothonotary of Chester County.”

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

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

Lien Fees

Mechanic’s Lien: $37.50
Liens-Municipal & Commonwealth: $25.00
Release: $10.50

Copy Fees

Copies: $0.25 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page
Certified Copies (includes first 4 pages): $7.00
Amount per page after 4: $0.65

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

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

201 W. Market Street, Suite 1425
West Chester, PA 19380-0989

Phone: 610-344-6300

Prothonotary Office 8:30am-4:30pm

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies: $0.25 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page
Certified Copies (includes first 4 pages): $7.00
Amount per page after 4: $0.65

You can also search for Chester County Prothonotary’s records online at: https://epin.chesco.org/EPIN/

ChescoPIN is available on a fee basis for users across the county, state and country.

To sign up for ChescoPin, click the Sign-Up button.

ChescoPIN gives you quick and easy access to valuable information. ChescoPIN allows you to get the information you need, when you need it. As a ChescoPIN user, you can obtain thousands of items of information about civil cases, real estate records and statistics, tax lien records, etc., by accessing the county’s live databases. For more information, call 610-344-6884 or send an e-mail to epinadmin@chesco.org.

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