Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Lancaster County

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

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

Lancaster County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
50 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602

Ph: 717-299-8282

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Filing Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What is Lancaster County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Lancaster County?

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

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

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

Business checks, certified checks, money orders in the EXACT amount of the filing are to be made payable to:
“PROTHONOTARY OF LANCASTER COUNTY” Change will only be given for cash. A Fee of $20.00 will be charged
for all Returned Checks.

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

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

Lien Fees

Mechanics Lien Claim: $173.25
(Fees include $114.00 Initial Filing Fee, $.50 Tax, $40.25 JCS/ATF, $13.50 Final Costs, and $5.00 PAF)

Municipal, Federal, Commonwealth Liens: $41.00
(Fee includes $22.50 judgment, 5.00 PAF, 13.50 Satisfaction)

Suggestion of Non-Payment: $21.50

Building Agreements (Waiver of Liens or Stipulations): $33.00

Satisfactions: $13.50
(Includes: Lis Pendens, Releases of Real Estate, Postponements, Assignments, Substitution of Parties, Subordinations of any
Encumbrance or Liens by Power of Attorney or Otherwise, Settlement, Discontinuance, Ending or Termination of any Civil Action – At Law or Equity)

Copy Fees

Copy Costs: $0.25 per page
Certifications: $7.00 for the first page and $2.50 for each additional page

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

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

Lancaster County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
50 N. Duke St.
Lancaster, PA 17602

Ph: 717-299-8282

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copy Costs: $0.25 per page
Certifications: $7.00 for the first page and $2.50 for each additional page

You can also search for Lancaster County Prothonotary’s records online at: http://prothonotary.co.lancaster.pa.us/civilcourt.public/(S(okitj4zeazwinh45q4n1vl45))/default.aspx

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