Guide to filing construction documents in Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Kenosha County should get familiar with the Kenosha County Register of Deeds. This is the office that records documents related to the property, including mechanics liens and notices.

This page contains all of the information construction businesses need to file liens and other documents with the Kenosha County Register of Deeds, including locations, hours, fees, form downloads, and more..

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The mechanics lien rules in Wisconsin can be complex. Before recording a lien in Kenosha County, read Filing a Lien in Wisconsin: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Kenosha County Register of Deeds Forms:

Lien FAQs for Kenosha County

What types of documents can I file at the Kenosha County Register of Deeds?

This office records a variety of property-related documents, including:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Which office records mechanics liens in Kenosha County, Wisconsin?

Filing in person

Kenosha County Register of Deeds has 2 for recording mechanics liens and other property documents:

Administration Building 1010 56th Street
Kenosha, Wisconsin, 53140
Phone: (262) 653-2444

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Hours of Recording:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Other Locations
Satellite Office:
19600 75th Street
Bristol, WI 53104

Phone: 262-857-1845
Hours: Mon - Friday, 8:00 am - 12pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

E-Filing

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Who can file a lien in Kenosha County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Kenosha County, Wisconsin, then your mechanics lien should be filed here. However, every state has specific rules about who has the right to file a lien, including notice requirements and specific deadlines. To make sure you are allowed to file a lien, visit the Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

What is the deadline to file a lien claim in Kenosha County, Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, your deadline to file a mechanics lien is dependent upon your role in the project. In general:
General contractors have 6 months to file a lien after the last providing labor or materials. Subcontractors and suppliers have 6 months to file after last providing labor or materials.

What are the Kenosha County Register of Deeds fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Kenosha County, Wisconsin:
$30 per document regardless of the number of pages

Recording offices do update their fee structure periodically. We recommend contacting the Kenosha County Register of Deeds to verify the recording costs, especially before mailing a document.

Visit the Kenosha County Register of Deeds fees page for the latest information.

How do I release a lien in Kenosha County once I’ve been paid?

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Kenosha County Register of Deeds, you will need to record a lien release.
Lien release fee:
$30.

How do I get copies of documents from the Kenosha County Register of Deeds?

In Kenosha County, filed documents are public record. Copies of mechanics liens and other property documents are available upon request from the Kenosha County Register of Deeds.

In person

1009 56th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140

By mail

1010 56th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140

Electronically

The Kenosha County Register of Deeds does not currently have an online resource for requesting document copies

Fees

Certified copy: $1.00

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