Guide to filing construction documents in Washington County, Wisconsin

Contractors and suppliers working on a project within Washington County should get familiar with the Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, read Filing a Lien in Wisconsin: A Step-by-Step Guide to make sure you understand the process, and common mistakes.

Download Washington County Register of Deeds Forms:

Lien FAQs for Washington County

What types of documents can I file at the Washington 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 Washington County, Wisconsin?

Filing in person

You can file your Register of Deeds in person at the Register of Deeds, located at:
Washington County Government Center Suite 2084 432 East Washington Street
West Bend, Wisconsin, WI, 53095

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
After hours, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm on Mondays; call for appointment.


Hours of Recording:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (262) 335-4320.

E-Filing

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Who can file a lien in Washington County?

If you provided labor or materials on a construction project located in Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County Register of Deeds fees to file a lien?

Here are the costs to file a mechanics lien in Washington County, Wisconsin:
$30 flat fee per document

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

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

What forms of payment are accepted at the Washington County Register of Deeds?

Washington County Register of Deeds accepts the following forms of payment:

MasterCard, Visa or Discover

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

To cancel a lien previously recorded with the Washington 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 Washington County Register of Deeds?

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

In person

Washington County Government Center Suite 2084 432 East Washington Street

By mail

Washington County Government Center Suite 2084 432 East Washington Street, West Bend , WI 53095

Electronically

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

Fees

Certified copy: $1.00 per document

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