Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Pend Oreille County

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

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

Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th Street / PO Box 5015
Newport WA 99156

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What is Pend Oreille County's Recording Backlog?

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

Should I file my mechanics lien in Pend Oreille County?

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

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

The Pend Oreille County’s recording requirements are as follows:

The first page of all documents must have:

– Three-inch (3) margin at the top and a one-inch (1) margin on the sides and bottom.

– Return address (this is the only thing that can be within the 3-inch margin)

– Document title or titles

– Reference numbers of documents assigned or released (if applicable)

– Names ofthe grantors and grantees with reference to pages where additional names can be found

– Abbreviated legal description (section/township/range ~ ~ or 10t/blockJplat)

– Assessor’s property tax parcel number or account number

A coversheet may be used to fulfill the three-inch (3) top margin and indexing information requirements listed above, however, the requirements listed below must still be met or the document will be returned for compliance.

Also, when a coversheet is used, one dollar will be added to the recording fee for the additional page on the document.

If using a coversheet when recording a multiple transaction document, please provide all indexing information for each title.

The second page and all succeeding pages must have a one-inch margin on all sides.

No attachments are allowed on the pages. (nothing taped or stapled)
The font size must be at least an 8 point.

The page size can be no larger than 8 1/2 X 14.

The paper must be of a weight and color capable of producing legible images.

The ink must be a color that is capable of being imaged.

All seals must be legible and capable of being imaged (pressure seals must be smudged).

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

The page size can be no larger than 8 1/2 X 14.

The font size must be at least an 8 point.

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

The second page and all succeeding pages must have a one-inch margin on all sides.

Return address may be within the 3-inch margin.

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

Pend Oreille County Auditor accepts check or money order. They must be made payable to the Pend Oreille County Auditor.

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

The Pend Oreille County’s standard recording fee is $103.50 for the first page $1.00 for each additional page.

Lien Fees

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

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

Copy Fees

Certified Copy: $3.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page

Regular Copy: $1.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page

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

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

Pend Oreille County Courthouse
625 W 4th Street / PO Box 5015
Newport WA 99156

OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

You can also order copies by sending a written request to the Pend Oreille County Auditor. Include in your request:

1. The document’s Auditor’s File Number
2. A return address
3. A check or money order made payable to the Pend Oreille County Auditor

Submit Public Records Request Form to:

Marianne Nichols
Public Records Officer
625 W 4th Street / PO Box 5015
Newport WA 99156

Copy fees are as follows:

$1.00 per page for Photocopies
$3.00 per page for Certified copies and $1.00 for each additional page.

For more information, you can contact:

Linda Blore, Recording Supervisor
Phone: (509) 447-6473
E-mail: lblore@pendoreille.org

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