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Recording a Mechanics Lien in San Bernardino County, CA

Recording a Mechanics Lien in San Bernardino County, CA is a relatively straight forward process. The charge is $18.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page of a lien. It takes 3 weeks for the Mechanics Lien to be recorded, but indexing information can be viewed on their website 2 days after the lien has been recorded. Be sure to include and extra copy, a self addressed stamped envelope, and an additional $6.00 for a conformed copy. (The fee was updated in July.) Checks are made payable to COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO RECORDER.

Recording a Claim of Lien in Madison County, IL is done a bit differently than other states as well as neighboring counties

Recording a Claim of Lien in Madison County, IL is done a bit differently than other states as well as neighboring counties.

Recording fees are $38.00 for the first 4 pages, and $1.00 per page starting with page 5. They do accept 8-1/2 x 14 legal sized documents for an increased fee of $50.00 for the first 4 pages, and $1.00 per page starting with page 5.

Madison County requires the street address of the property, the Permanent Index Number (PIN,) as well as the complete property description from the deed. Unfortunately, the deed is not visible on their website. Descriptions such as “INGLESYDE LOT 25 40X120” (which can be found on the website) are Maps and Plats, not the full legal property description.

Since the deed is not visible on the website, it is a common practice in this county to request the first page of the deed to be copied and added to the Claim of Lien. Here is what you’ll need to do: Call the County Recorder to get the Document ID number for the most recent deed. Note your request on your cover sheet (e.g. Please copy 1st page of the Quick Claim Deed # 2010R42632 and add to this lien.) Be sure to include an extra $1.00 fee for the photocopy.

Liens are usually recorded within 5-10 days of receipt, and the entire lien document will be visible on their website within 1-2 business days. The county keeps the original document and do not do conformed copies. However, if you include a copy of the lien and a self-addresses-stamped-envelope, they will attach a receipt and mail the copy back to you the same day the lien is recorded.

Since a copy of the Recorded Lien must be delivered to the Property Owner within 10 days of recording, be sure to watch their website. As soon as it posts, you can print and mail it to the Owner.

Recording a Mechanics Lien in San Diego County, CA

The turn-around time for recording a Mechanics Lien in San Diego County is 2-3 business days, and indexing information can be viewed on their website 2-3 days after the recording. You will have to wait 4-6 weeks to receive the original copy back, but they will send a conformed copy if you include an extra copy and a self addressed stamped envelope.

The San Diego County Recorder charges $15.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page. No fees for conforming copies. Checks are payable to the SAN DIEGO COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE.

Please note that the mailing address and the physical address of the recorder’s office are different, and both can be located on their website.

PreLien2Lien Works With Windows 8

Today is Friday, October 26th. Pat Sajak, Hillary Clinton and one of Charlie’s Angels, Jaclyn Smith, celebrate birthdays today. Born today was Windows 8 from MICROSOFT. More properly worded, released today was Windows 8 from MICROSOFT.

SO, I was a bit woried when I walked into the Roseville, CA BEST BUY six minutes after they opened to purchase my ACER Aspire M5-581 ultrabook with Windows 8. At 4PM today, I got some quality time to fire up my new toy and load PreLien2Lien on it. The stress from my workday was diminished a bit after seeing the software download from our website, install and activate just as it does on all PCs and Thin Client servers since Windows 98 (fourteen years ago for those over the age of thirty).

I am not sure I buy into any of the reasons MICROSOFT had to release Windows 8. They wanted a tie in with their phones. But I recently became a iPhone 5 convert, after using an Android phone for two years and and one of the first poorly desgined MICROSOFT phones previous to that.

Two versions of Windows 8 are designed to work on MICROSOFT’s Slate Tablets. Fine, except that I like my small, 14 inch Windows 7 ASUS laptop that has everything including the kitchen sink loaded on it. It can’t take pictures or video, but I can video conference with it. If I want to take pictures or video like I did at my son’s freshman football game last night, I use my iPhone 5.

BUT, going forward my valued customers will have no choice when they walk into BEST BUY, COSTCO, SAM’S CLUB, OFFICE DEPOT, OFFICE MAX or STAPLES. They will only be able to purchase a Windows 8 computer, unless after Christmas season 2012 PC manufacturers scream at MICROSOFT to allow backwards licensing with Windows 7. Precedent for this occured in 2007 when Windows Vista was released. Corporate America would not buy Vista PC’s unless they also included Windows XP.

My great technology loving son will see the new Windows 8 laptop tonight. He and others of his generation will be the real decision makers who will determine the success or failure of Windows 8. People like the ease of use and quality of APPLE’s iPod with the iPhone and iPad. Will my son and others have the same APPLE like comfort level and user experience with Windows 8 products? We will know by October 26, 2013.

Craig R. Altman
President/Founder
TRADITION SOFTWARE, INC.

San Bernardino County Recorder’s Website Corrected

San Bernardino County Recorder’s Website Corrected

Recently, Michael Walker in our office was researching information on the San Bernardino County Recorder’s website & found something that seemed to be an error.

The fee for Conformed Copies of recorded documents had gone up from $1.00 flat fee to $6.00 per page. This new rate schedule would mean that for a three-page Claim of Mechanics Lien, the fee for a Conformed Copy had risen from $1.00 to $18.00.

Michael sent an email to the Recorder’s Office, noting his observation and received a reply the next day from Kristopher Kunze. He confirmed the pricing was an error and thanked Michael for bringing it to their attention.

Submitting a Claim for Lien in Kane County, Illinois

Submitting a Claim for Lien in Kane County, Illinois

The cost of recording a Claim for Lien is $42.00 for the first 4 pages and $1.00 for each additional page. If the documents are presented on legal size paper there is a non-standard fee which equates to double the total fee and then subtract $30. Checks are made payable to KANE COUNTY RECORDER’S OFFICE and they accept out-of-state business checks.

The recording usually takes place the same day. The original will be mailed back in about 5 business days. Kane County does not do Conforming Copies, but the document can be viewed on their website. Indexing information is available almost immediately and a 2-3 day turn around for the entire document.

Craig Altman, owner of Tradition Software, hails from Kane County and grew up in Batavia, IL.

Recording a Mechanics Lien in Calaveras County, California

Recording a Mechanics Lien in Calaveras County, California:

The cost of recording a Mechanics Lien is $15.00 for the first page and $3.00 for each additional page. Checks are made payable to CALAVERAS COUNTY RECORDER and they accept out-of-state business checks.

The recording usually takes place the same day. The original will be mailed back in 4-6 weeks. Unfortunately, Calaveras County does not have viewable records on their website, but they will do Conforming Copies free of charge if you provide a copy and a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope.

Recording a Lien in Jefferson County, Arkansas

Recording a Lien in Jefferson County, Arkansas:

Arkansas state law mandates that a Notice of Intent to File a Claim of Lien must be served to the Owner and Contractor at least 10 days before the Claim of Lien can be recorded.

Jefferson County requires a Verified Statement of Account to be included with the Statement of Lien, as well as a copy of the Notice of Intent. One nice thing is that the $8.00 recording fee is a flat rate, no matter how many pages are recorded. Checks are made payable to Jefferson County Circuit Clerk, and they accept out-of-state business checks.

Liens are usually recorded the same day they are received. The county keeps the original copies, so be sure to include an extra copy of the lien and a self-addressed stamped envelope. The copy will be returned to you the next day after recordation. (Liens are not viewable on their website at this time.)

The deadline to Record the Claim of Lien is within 120 days of your last day on the project, Liens must be perfected within 15 months of the recording of the Lien.

Recording a Construction Lien in Orange County, Florida

Recording a Construction Lien in Orange County, Florida:

The processes for recording a Lien for Orange County differ in several ways from those in Miami-Dade County. Recording costs are the same ($10.00 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page), however, Orange County does accept out-of-state business checks. Make checks payable to Orange County Comptroller.

Both counties normally record Liens (those received by mail) within 1-3 business days, but Orange County will post Liens on their website the same day they are Recorded.

Heads Up: Florida requires that you furnish a copy of the Recorded Lien within 15 days of the Recordation date. Since the recorded lien can be printed from the website, there is no need to request Certified Copies. Simply print & send.

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