Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Montgomery County

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

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the following Montgomery County Prothonotary office locations:

Office of the Prothonotary
P.O. BOX 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

Ph: 610-278-3360

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Willow Grove Office
102 York Road, Suite 302
Willow Grove, PA 19090-3286

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

What is Montgomery County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Montgomery County?

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

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

Follow the general lien laws in Pennsylvania. Include information like:

1. You and your attorney’s information.
2. The property owner’s information.
3. The hiring party’s information.
4. The first and last dates that work on the project was done. This is otherwise known as the first and last dates of performance.
5. Notices of Intent to Lien are required in Pennsylvania, so include the dates that notices were sent.
6. Include a statement of labor and materials furnished for the job.
7. Use that statement to calculate your amount for the claim.
8. Include the legal description of the property, which can be found at the Allegheny County Prothonotary’s Office.

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

To file a mechanics lien in Bucks County, simply fill out the standard form for the State of Pennsylvania. The margin and page size is as follows:

1. All liens should be legible and typed.
2. Each page must be 8.5 x 11 in size.
3. Pages must be printed on one side only, the first page with a .5 inch margin on top,
and all subsequent pages with a .5 inch margin at the top and a .5 inch margin all the sides and bottom.
4. All pages, attachments included, must be numbered.
5. All information to be recorded must be written in 10 point font, black ink typeface.
No handwritten material will be accepted.
6. Paper stock must be 20-pound opaque stock in white or off-white.

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

The Montgomery County Prothonotary’s Office accepts Cash, Certified Check, Money Order, or Attorney’s checks. Credit Card payments are only accepted when using the Electronic Filing System.

Effective December 1, 2017 the Prothonotary Office will be using VPS to process payments. Fees will be as follows:
*Credit Cards – 2.65% (min $1.00)
*Debit Cards – 1.50% (min $1.00)
*Business Cards – 3.00% (min $1.00)

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

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

Lien Fees

Lien: $35.50
Lien Commonwealth of PA: $35.50
Lis Pendens: $68.50
Mechanics Lien Claim: $35.50
Municipal Lien: $35.50
Municipal Lien Govt: $31.00
Municipal Lien Volume: $31.00

Copy Fees

Copy Fee: $0.25
Certification: $5.25
Copy Fee for Transcripts – Electronic Copy $0.50
Copy Fee for Transcripts – Paper Copy $0.75

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

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the following Montgomery County Prothonotary office locations:

Office of the Prothonotary
P.O. BOX 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311

Ph: 610-278-3360

Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Willow Grove Office
102 York Road, Suite 302
Willow Grove, PA 19090-3286

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Copy fees are as follows:

Copy Fee: $0.25
Certification: $5.25
Copy Fee for Transcripts – Electronic Copy $0.50
Copy Fee for Transcripts – Paper Copy $0.75

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