Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Lehigh County

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

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records – Civil Division located at:

Lehigh County Courthouse, Room 122
455 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101-1614

Phone: 610-782-3148
Fax: 610-871-2895
E-mail: tristanbashour@lehighcounty.org

What is Lehigh County's Recording Backlog?

The Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records – Civil Division does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Lehigh County?

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

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

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

The Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records – Civil Division accepts check and credit card payments. No personal checks will be accepted. Business checks should be made payable to:

CLERK OF JUDICIAL RECORDS -CIVIL DIVISION
All checks returned for insufficient funds will be
assessed a $20.00 service charge.

A Credit Card Fee will be charged by the credit card company for the use of a credit/debit cards.

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

The Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records – Civil Division’s recording fees are as follows:

Lien Fees:

Liens with Satisfaction Fee: $71.15

1. Federal Liens (effective 2006)
2. Mechanic Liens
3. Municipal Liens
4. State Liens (effective 2004)

Satisfaction not prepaid: $10.40

Copy Fees

Photo copy per page: $0.25
Docket printout by mail: $3.50
Photo copying by clerk
first page by mail: $1.00
Each additional page: $0.50
Microfilm Copies: $1.00

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records – Civil Division located at:

Lehigh County Courthouse, Room 122
455 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101-1614

Phone: 610-782-3148
Fax: 610-871-2895
E-mail: tristanbashour@lehighcounty.org

Copy fees are as follows:

Photo copy per page: $0.25
Docket printout by mail: $3.50
Photo copying by clerk
first page by mail: $1.00
Each additional page: $0.50
Microfilm Copies: $1.00

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