Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Mason County

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

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

PO Box 400
411 N 5th St
Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 427-9670 ext 467
(360) 427-1753 FAX
toll free from Belfair
(360)275-4255 ext 467
E-mail: recordingstaff@co.mason.wa.us

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday
excluding State and National Holidays

You can also submit your documents electronically through one of the Electronic Recording vendors listed below:

* CSC
https://www.erecording.com/

* Simplifile
https://simplifile.com/

* Indecomm

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What is Mason County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Mason County?

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

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

The Mason County Auditor’s recording requirements are as follows:

The first page of all documents must have:

1. a three-inch (3) margin at the top of the page and one-inch (1) margin on the sides and bottom.

2. The return address must be in the upper left-hand corner of the page within the 3 inch top margin.

3. The title or titles of the document to be recorded.

4. Reference number of documents assigned or released (if applicable)

5. The names of the grantors and grantees with reference to the page number where additional names can be found

6. An abbreviated legal description of the property, (section/township/range 1/4 1/4 or lot/block/plat)

7. The property tax parcel number.

All subsequent pages must have a 1″ margin on all sides.

No attachments, except firmly attached bar code or address labels, may be affixed to the document.

The paper must be of a weight and color capable of producing a legible image and must not be larger than 8.5″ wide by 14″ long.

The font size must be 8 point type or larger.

If a document presented for recording does not contain the information in the proper format as listed above, a cover sheet will be required. When a cover sheet is used, an additional page of $1.00 will be charged for the cover sheet. Blank cover sheets are available on the Recording website.

If your document does not meet margin and font size requirements you may request non-standard recording. To do this you must complete an emergency non-standard recording cover sheet including the signature acknlowedging that parts of the text might be obscured by the recording process. The non-standard fee is an additional $50.00 and the cover sheet adds an additional page fee of $1.00, totaling $51.00. These fees are in additional to the regular recording fees. Blank non-standard emergency cover sheets are available on the Mason County Auditor’s recording website.

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

The paper must not be larger than 8.5″ wide by 14″ long.

The font size must be 8 point type or larger.

The first page must have a three-inch (3) margin at the top of the page and one-inch (1) margin on the sides and bottom.

The return address must be in the upper left-hand corner of the page within the 3 inch top margin.

All subsequent pages must have a 1″ margin on all sides.

How can I make payment to the Mason County Recorder's Office?

The Mason County Auditor’s office accepts Cash, checks, money orders and credit/debit cards. A convenience fee will be added with a credit/debit card payment. Make checks payable to Mason County Auditor’s Office.

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

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

Additional Recording Fees

Non-Standard Documents: $50.00 fee in addition to normal recording fees

Lien Fees

State, City, County Liens & Releases: $39.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page

Copy Fees

Certified Copy: $3.00 for the first page
Regular Copy: $1.00 for the first page
Each Additonal Page: $1.00

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

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

PO Box 400
411 N 5th St
Shelton, WA 98584

(360) 427-9670 ext 467
(360) 427-1753 FAX
toll free from Belfair
(360)275-4255 ext 467
E-mail: recordingstaff@co.mason.wa.us

Office Hours

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday
excluding State and National Holidays

You can also search Mason County’s recorded documents online at:
http://216.235.102.169/masonrecorder/web/

Copies are available on the website or in the office.

Certified copies of all recorded documents can be obtained in
the office or requested via email.

Copy fees are as follows:

Certified Copy: $3.00 for the first page
Regular Copy: $1.00 for the first page
Each Additonal Page: $1.00

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