Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Luzerne County

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

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

200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Phone: 570-825-1745
Fax: 570-825-1757

Hours
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Holidays

What is Luzerne County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Luzerne County?

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

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

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

The Luzerne County Prothonotary’s Office accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards. Cash or money orders are also accepted. The office does not accept personal checks.

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

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

Lien Fees

Municipal: $37.25
Mechanics: $37.25
Federal: $37.25
Federal Lien Release: $11.50
Flood Protection Authority Lien: $37.75
Commonwealth: $37.75

Copy Fees

Copies (Made by customer): $0.50
Copies (Made by employees): $2.25
Certifying copy of any paper – First Page: $8.50
Additional pages: $4.25

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

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

200 N River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

Phone: 570-825-1745
Fax: 570-825-1757

Hours
Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Holidays

All of the records maintained by the Prothonotary are available to the public unless they are sealed by the Court, law or involve mental health matters. The office has several public work stations available to use.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies (Made by customer): $0.50
Copies (Made by employees): $2.25
Certifying copy of any paper – First Page: $8.50
Additional pages: $4.25

Many of documents are currently available online. The Prothonotary’s Office began it’s computerization on March 1, 2005, and all documents filed on or after that date are available for electronic searching. Some records prior to March 1, 2005 may also be found on line.

You can search for the Luzerne County Prothonotary’s public records online at: https://www.searchiqs.com/paluz/Login.aspx

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