Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Crane County

Where is the Crane County Recorder's Office that files mechanics liens?

You can file your mechanics liens in person at the Crane County Clerk’s office located at:

Crane County Courthouse
201 W 6th St
Crane, TX 79731

Phone: (432) 558-1101

What is Crane County's Recording Backlog?

The Crane County Clerk does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should my mechanics lien be filed in Crane County, or some other county?

If the project is located in Crane county, then yes, you will want to record your lien with the Crane County, Texas Recorder’s office.

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

All documents must comply with the Crane County’s recording requirements. They are as follows:

Any page that does not have a heading on the top of the first page to identify the type or kind of legal paper that it is; is illegible; does not have names typed or printed under the signature or is not suitable for reproducing can be sent back with insufficient fees if funds are not provided at twice the regular filing fee or recording fee per Local Government Code § 191.007.

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

The margin requirements for filing a lien in Crane County are 2 inch margins at the top of the first page with .5 margins on all other sides. All other pages must have .5 inch margins on all sides. Your lien claim should be filed on Letter size 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Not following these margin and paper size requirements may invalidate your lien claim.

How can I make payment to the Crane County Recorder?

You can make payment to the Crane County Recorder when submitting your lien to the office. The Crane County Recorder accepts cash, check, Visa, Discover, and Mastercard.

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

The Crane County Clerk’s recording fee is $26.00 for the first page and $4.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Indexing Fee: $0.25 for each name indexed over the first five names

Lien Fees

State Tax Lien: $16.00
Federal Tax Lien/Release: $16.00

Copy Fees

Copies: $1.00 for each page
Certified Copies: $1.00 per page plus Clerk’s Certification of $5.00

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from Crane County's Recorders Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your liens in person at the Crane County Clerk’s office located at:

Crane County Courthouse
201 W 6th St
Crane, TX 79731

Phone: (432) 558-1101

You can also search Crane County’s Official Public records recorded since January 1, 1850 online at:
https://cranetx.countygovernmentrecords.com/CraneTX/web/login.jsp

Once you are registered, you may purchase single documents by credit card for $1.00 per page or you will have the option to purchase a $350.00 per month subscription for unlimited printing of the county’s index and images by going to your Shopping Cart on the tool bar. If you plan on having multiple users who may be logged in at the same time, you can contact the office at 432-558-3581.

Note that a subscription will start from the date of the purchase. (Visa and Mastercard are accepted)

Do I have the right to file a mechanics lien in Crane, Texas?

Determining if you have the right to file a lien in Crane County, Texas can be complicated. Texas has one of the most complex lien laws in the U.S. and filing a lien in Crane is no different. Generally, construction contractors who

1) furnish labor or materials
2) send all required documents before filing a lien, such as monthly notices
3) if a homestead, have a proper written contract
4) and meet any state deadlines and fees for your lien claim.

You can learn more about Mechanics Liens in Texas and more specific requirements for filing a lien overall in our step by step guide.

Do I have to send a monthly notice to file a lien in Crane County, Texas?

Yes, you will need to have sent a Texas Preliminary Notice (monthly notices) to be able to file a lien in Crane County, TX. Not sending the correct Texas Monthly Notice may result in an invalid lien claim at the time of filing with the Crane County Recorder / Assessor.

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