Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Grays Harbor County

Where is the Grays Harbor County Recorder's Office that files mechanic liens?

You can file your mechanic liens in person at the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s office located at:

100 W. Broadway, Suite 2
Montesano, WA 98563

Main Line: (360) 249-4232
Direct: (360) 964-1555

E-mail: jmaclean@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

New Office Hours
open during lunch

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

What is Grays Harbor County's Recording Backlog?

The Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Grays Harbor County?

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

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

The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) outlines the requirements of legal documents that must be recorded. RCW 65 and RCW 36 define the minimum amount of information that must be present on recorded documents and the fees associated with such recordings.

The Grays Harbor County Auditor’s office only verifies the following information:

* Correct fees are collected
* Indexing information is complete
* Document is legible
* Document is formatted correctly

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

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

The Grays Harbor County Auditor’s standard recording fee is $103.50 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.

Additional Recording Fees

Nonstandard Documents: $50.00 fee in addition to the regular recording fee

Multi-Title Transaction Documents (A document that contains two or more titles and/or two or more transactions requiring multiple indexing will be charged individually per action. RCW 36.18.005)

First Title: $103.50 (except listed exceptions)

Each Additional Title: $103.50 (except listed exceptions)
Each Additional Page: $1.00

Lien Fees

Liens (City, County, State ONLY): $39.00

Copy Fees

Certified Copies: $3.00 for the first page plus $1.00 per additional page
Non-Certified Copies: $1.00 per page

How do I get a recorded copy of my lien from the Grays Harbor County Recorder's Office?

You can obtain a recorded copy of your lien in person at the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s office located at:

100 W. Broadway, Suite 2
Montesano, WA 98563

Main Line: (360) 249-4232
Direct: (360) 964-1555

E-mail: jmaclean@co.grays-harbor.wa.us

New Office Hours
open during lunch

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Copy fees are as follows:

Certified Copies: $3.00 for the first page plus $1.00 per additional page
Non-Certified Copies: $1.00 per page

You can also search Grays Harbor County’s recorded documents online and purchase copies of records at: https://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/

Many of the records displayed as images on the Digital Archives’ website can be printed by the user for free. Certified copies of records from selected series may be ordered online for a fee using a credit card.

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