Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Erie County

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

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

Erie County Courthouse, Room 120
140 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16501

Telephone: (814) 451-6250
TDD: (814) 451-6237
Email: prothonotary@eriecountypa.gov (EMAIL NOT TO BE USED TO REQUEST LEGAL ADVICE OR TO FILE DOCUMENTS)

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

What is Erie County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Erie County?

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

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

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

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

Lien Fees

Mechanics Liens – Claims (includes $0.50 state tax, $40.25 JCS, $5.00 automation fee): $137.75
Mechanics Liens – Waivers / Releases (includes $0.50 state tax): $22.50
Commonwealth Tax Lien (includes $0.50 state tax): $17.00
Federal Tax Lien (includes $0.50 state tax): $17.00
Commonwealth Tax Lien (w/sat fee) (includes state tax $0.50 for Lien & $0.50 for Sat): $26.50
Municipal Liens (includes Satisfaction fee & state tax): $26.00
Suggestion of Non-Payment (Commonwealth Liens): $16.50
Suggestion of Non-Payment (Municipal Lien (includes sat fee): $25.50

Copy Fees

Copy Costs: $0.25 Per Page
Certified Copies ($1.00 for certification + .25 per page): $1.00
Gold Seal Certified Copies ($5.50 + $.25 per page): $5.50

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

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

Erie County Courthouse, Room 120
140 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16501

Telephone: (814) 451-6250
TDD: (814) 451-6237
Email: prothonotary@eriecountypa.gov (EMAIL NOT TO BE USED TO REQUEST LEGAL ADVICE OR TO FILE DOCUMENTS)

Office Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday

Most of the recent records are available electronically as scanned images, and older records are stored in book form or on microfilm. Requests for information regarding these records may be directed to the address and telephone number above.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copy Costs: $0.25 Per Page
Certified Copies ($1.00 for certification + .25 per page): $1.00
Gold Seal Certified Copies ($5.50 + $.25 per page): $5.50

You can also search for the Erie County Prothonotary’s records online at: http://www.infoconcountyaccess.com/

The Infocon County Access System is a fee-based subscriber service that provides Internet access to most public records from the prothonotary’s office.

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