Filing a mechanics lien in Walworth County

If you’re trying to record a mechanics lien or construction notice in Walworth County, Wisconsin, you’re in the right place. On this page, you’ll find contact information for the Walworth County Register of Deeds, document rules, delivery requirements, fees, payment methods, and more.

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Before you file a lien in Walworth County, read How to File a Lien in Wisconsin for a step-by-step guide to the process and requirements.

Types of documents recorded in this office:
Mechanics lien
Lien release
UCC lien

Download Walworth County Register of Deeds Forms:

Lien FAQs for Walworth County

Where do I file a mechanics lien in Walworth County, Wisconsin?

You can file your Register of Deeds in person at the Register of Deeds, located at:
100 W. Walworth Street Room 102
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, 53121

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

If you need more information, you can call them at (262) 741-4233.

E-Filing

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Walworth County, Wisconsin?

Generally, anyone who provides labor or materials to a construction project has the right to file a mechanics lien in Wisconsin. If the project property was located in Walworth County, then the lien must be filed with the Walworth County Register of Deeds, regardless of where you or your company are located. But whether or not you have the right to file a lien will depend on a number of factors, including your position on the payment chain, whether you sent the required notices, and whether the deadline has passed.

To learn more about the requirements and deadlines, visit the Wisconsin Mechanics Lien Guide & FAQ page.

When is the deadline to file a lien in Walworth County?

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

How much does it cost to file a lien in Walworth County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Walworth County Register of Deeds is as follows:
$30 flat fee per document

Costs change periodically.

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

How do I release or cancel a lien with the Walworth County Register of Deeds?

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Walworth County, you will need to file a lien release. The fee is $30.

A mechanics lien is typically canceled after the claim has been paid, or when the lien expires.

How can I get a copy of a lien or other document recorded in Walworth County?

The Walworth County Register of Deeds maintains a record of all property documents, including mechanics liens and certain construction notices. You can obtain either a certified or conformed copy of a document. Related: What type of document copy do you need?

In person

100 W. Walworth Street Room 102 Elkhorn, WI 53121

By mail

100 W. Walworth Street P.O. Box 995 Elkhorn, WI 53121

Electronically

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

Fees

Certified copy: $1.00 per document

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Walworth County?

Preliminary notices are not recorded in Walworth County. Learn more about Wisconsin’s preliminary notice requirements and how to send one.

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