Guide to filing a mechanics lien in York County

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

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

York County Judicial Center
45 North George Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401

Phone: (717) 771-9611
Email: pslee@yorkcountypa.gov

Office hours – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

What is York County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in York County?

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

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

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

Payment shall be made by cash, money order, certified check of business check. Credit cards are accepted for filings made in person in the York County Prothonotary’s office. No personal checks are accepted.

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

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

Lien Fees

Municipal or Federal: $58.00
Commonwealth: $58.00
Mechanics Liens – Claim (same as Commencement of New Action): $238.00
Mechanics Liens – Stipulation or Waiver: $44.00

Copy Fees

Copies – Docket entries made at public printer – per page: $0.50
Copies – Documents made by Prothonotary staff – per page: $1.00
Certifications – First Page: $8.00
Certifications – Each additional page: $2.00

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

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

York County Judicial Center
45 North George Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401

Phone: (717) 771-9611
Email: pslee@yorkcountypa.gov

Office hours – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday

Copy fees are as follows:

Copies – Docket entries made at public printer – per page: $0.50
Copies – Documents made by Prothonotary staff – per page: $1.00
Certifications – First Page: $8.00
Certifications – Each additional page: $2.00

For items filed May 2008 or later, you can print copies from the Civil Case Search module at the Prothonotary’s website by clicking here: http://yorkcountypa.gov/courts-criminal-justice/court-courtrelated-offices/prothonotary.html

Go to the Civil Case Search button, look for your case by name or case number and then click on the document you want. You may then print that document.

If you want to get copies by mail, you must send in a money order for $1.00 per page.

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