Guide to filing a mechanics lien in Skamania County

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

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

240 NW Vancouver Ave
Stevenson, WA 98648

Phone (509) 427-3730
Fax (509) 427-3740

Recording
Hours: Mon. – Thurs.
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What is Skamania County's Recording Backlog?

The Skamania County Auditor’s Office does not publicly disclose information on recording backlog. However, not that after documents are submitted for recording, they are mailed back to the party who submitted the paperwork, approximately 7-10 days after recording.

Should I file my mechanics lien in Skamania County?

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

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

The Skamania County Auditor’s recording requirements are as follows:
First Page Requirements:

1. Margins: 3” Top, 1” Bottom & Sides
2. Return to Address (can be inside top 3” margin if restricted to left side)
3. Document Title(s)
4. Reference Number(s) of document s being assigned or released
5. Names of the Grantor(s) and Grantee(s) (with reference to pages where additional names can be found, if applicable)
6. Abbreviated Legal Description with reference to the page number(s) where the complete legal may be found

Additional Requirements:

1. Margins: 1” Top, Bottom & Sides on all pages succeeding the first
2. No Attachments on any pages (i.e. stapled notary seals, taped attachments)
3. Page Size of no less than 8½” x 11” and no more than 8½” x 14”
4. Page Color and Weight capable of producing a legible image
5. Seals capable of being imaged (pressure seals must be smudged)
6. Text size, color and clarity capable of producing legible image (text size 8 point or larger)
7. Assessor’s Property Tax Parcel Number(s)

Failure to meet these requirements will result in a document being refused for recording until it is submitted with the required standard formatting.

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

The page size must be no less than 8½” x 11” and no more than 8½” x 14”.

The margins for the first page must be 3” top, 1” bottom & sides.

The return to address (can be inside top 3” margin if restricted to left side).

The margins on all pages succeeding the first must be 1” top, bottom & sides.

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

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

The Skamania 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, County & City Liens & Releases: $37.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page

Copy Fees

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

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

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

240 NW Vancouver Ave
Stevenson, WA 98648

Phone (509) 427-3730
Fax (509) 427-3740

Recording
Hours: Mon. – Thurs.
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

To search records, you can visit the office or use the online tool below:

https://auditor.co.skamania.wa.us/DigitalResearchRoom

Copies of any recorded document can be obtained for a fee.

Copy fees are as follows:

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

If you have questions, you can call them at 509-427-3730, or email the Recording Manager at nicklaus@co.skamania.wa.us

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