Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Snyder County

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

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

9 West Market Street
Middleburg, Pennsylvania 17842

Phone: (570) 837-4202

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

You can also mail your lien documents to:

Office of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts

Snyder County Courthouse
P.O. Box 217
9 West Market Street
Middleburg, Pennsylvania 17842

Phone: (570) 837-4202

What is Snyder County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Snyder County?

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

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

The Snyder County Prothonotary’s filing requirements are as follows:

1. Must be original in nature and signed with original signature by filing party, and must have a case caption.

2. The “court division” and the type of document must be included on the filing; and if a case number is already assigned, the document must include the case number and caption.

3. A FAX is not acceptable for filing, and will not be filed of record.

4. Filings may be made either by mail or in person. If documents are filed by mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope shall be included for return copies.

5. All filing fees are required to be paid at the time of filing. A copy of the fee schedule will be made available upon request.

6. Pursuant to Section 7 of the Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania (a policy implemented by the Federal Government that all states must comply with), All case records/filings (all divisions of court) when filing in the Trial Courts, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 6, 2018, persons who file documents that contain “confidential information” as defined by the Policy shall use and file a Confidential Information Form in order to comply with the Policy. The form is available on the website at www.pacourts.us/public-records. Snyder County requires only one set (original) filing and any “Confidential Information” is filed separately with the “Confidential Information Sheet”. In addition, each filing (with or without the separate confidential information sheet) must have the signed “Certification of Compliance” statement attached to the filing. Any non-compliant documents will be returned to the filer without being filed of record.

This office does not give legal advice. You must contact an attorney for any questions of a legal nature or for advice!

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

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

The Snyder County Prothonotary’s Office accepts check or money order.

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

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

9 West Market Street
Middleburg, Pennsylvania 17842

Phone: (570) 837-4202

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Access to a copy of a lien may require paying a fee.

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