Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Delaware County

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

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Delaware County Office of Judicial Support located at:

Government Center, Room 127
201 W. Front St.
Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-891-4370
File Room: OJSfileroom@co.delaware.pa.us

What is Delaware County's Recording Backlog?

The Delaware County Office of Judicial Support does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Delaware County?

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

What are Delaware 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 Delaware County?

To file a mechanics lien in Chester 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 Delaware County Prothonotary's Office?

The Delaware County Office of Judicial Support accepts cash, checks, money orders, and all major credit and debit cards as forms of payment.

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

The Delaware County Office of Judicial Support’s fee schedule is as follows:

Liens – $23.50
Mechanics liens – $25.25
Waiver of liens – $25.25

Certified copies – $5.95 for the first page and $1 for each subsequent page

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Delaware County Office of Judicial Support located at:

Government Center, Room 127
201 W. Front St.
Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-891-4370
File Room: OJSfileroom@co.delaware.pa.us

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

You can also search for Delaware County’s Civil Records online at:
https://delcopublicaccess.co.delaware.pa.us/home

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