Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Franklin County

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

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

Courthouse Annex
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone: (717) 261-3858
Fax: (717) 264-6772

Office Hours: M – F, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays

What is Franklin County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Franklin County?

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

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

Upon filing of any order, motion, petition, or rule for disposition by the court, the filing attorney shall provide the Prothonotary with copies of the document and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. The Prothonotary shall conform the copies and send them back to the filing attorney.

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

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

The Franklin County Prothonotary’s Office accepts check payments.

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

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

Lien Fees

FEDERAL/STATE TAX LIEN: $27.50
MUNICIPAL TAX LIEN/CLAIM: $27.50
MECHANICS LIEN WAIVER: $21.00
MECHANICS LIEN CLAIM: $27.50
SUBORDINATION OF LIEN: $8.00
RELEASE OF LIEN: $8.00

Copy Fees

PHOTOCOPIES: $0.50
EXEMPLIFIED RECORD (Triple Seal): $21.00
CERTIFICATION: $5.00

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

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

Courthouse Annex
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone: (717) 261-3858
Fax: (717) 264-6772

Office Hours: M – F, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays

Copy fees are as follows:

PHOTOCOPIES: $0.50
EXEMPLIFIED RECORD (Triple Seal): $21.00
CERTIFICATION: $5.00

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