Filing a mechanics lien in Winnebago County

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

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Before you file a lien in Winnebago 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 Winnebago County Register of Deeds Forms:

Lien FAQs for Winnebago County

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

You can file your Register of Deeds in person at the Register of Deeds, located at:
112 Otter Ave., Room #108
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 54901

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

If you need more information, you can call them at (920) 232-3394.

E-Filing

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Can I file a mechanics lien in Winnebago 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 Winnebago County, then the lien must be filed with the Winnebago 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 Winnebago County?

In Winnebago 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 Winnebago County?

Currently, the cost to file a lien with the Winnebago County Register of Deeds is as follows:
$30.00 per document regardless of number of pages

Costs change periodically.

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

What forms of payment does the Winnebago County Register of Deeds accept?

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

Cash, Money Order or Personal Check. Debit/Credit Cards accepted for in-office orders only.

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

To cancel a lien that you previously recorded in Winnebago 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 Winnebago County?

The Winnebago 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

112 Otter Ave., Room #108 Oshkosh, WI 54901

By mail

112 Otter Ave., Room #108 Oshkosh, WI 54901

Electronically

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

Fees

Certified copy: $1.00 fee per document

Do preliminary notices need to be recorded in Winnebago County?

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

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