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Recording KY Mechanic’s Liens in Jefferson County

Updated May 4, 2020

A residential roofing company contacted our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division regarding a multiple projects in and around Louisville, KY, within Jefferson County, where they did insurance work involving roof replacements. According to Wikipedia, since a city-county merger in 2003, Jefferson county’s territory, population and government have been coextensive with the city of Louisville, which also serves as county seat. The administrative entity created by this merger is the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government,[2] abbreviated to Louisville Metro.

General/Prime Contractors and Subcontractors on private Commercial projects can record a KENTUCKY Statement Of Mechanic’s Lien up to six (6) months after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project. Record at the County Clerks Office where a project was located.

A successful recording of a KENTUCKY Mechanic’s Lien with the Jefferson County Clerk must include the street address of the property. Also include a formal legal description of property.

Fees are $46.00 pages 1-5, $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Charges the same for legal 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. Make checks payable to: JEFFERSON COUNTY CLERK. They do accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording time is one week. The entire document can be viewed on their website the same day notice is recorded. Both the original and conforming document will be mailed back one week after recording. There is no extra fee if you include an additional copy of the notice and an additional self addressed stamped envelope. Indicate that you are requesting a conforming copy.

The details above are the same if you are submitting a KENTUCKY Release Of Mechanic’s Lien.

Once a KENTUCKY Mechanic’s Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to file suit to foreclose within twelve (12) months from the date the lien was recorded.

Using the UTAH State Construction Registry

To use the UTAH State Construction Registry at https://secure.utah.gov/account/login.html, you first create an online account. I found that the verfication email feature did not work, and had to call Customer Service 45 minutes after first creating my account in order to logon.

Here is picture of the user interface to create new notices for construction projects in UTAH.
1st screen to choose what action you want to initiate.

If you were a subcontrator, you would select the Project Type radio button that matches your type of project, then press the Preliminary Notice link to enter the information regarding legal parties, address, legal description, etc…. for a project.
Preliminary Notice data entry page.

One annoying feature of this site is that if I enter a project for a customer whose Owner is “ALTMAN LAND INVESTMENTS”, I will then get other emails for any other projects that “ALTMAN LAND INVESTMENTS” is an Owner for. There was no “LOG OUT” button that could be found, so don’t go to this site on a public computer. Finally, while the cost was minimal ($1.25), you do have to have a company credit card to file a notice.

TRADITION NOTICE SERVICES will record notices in UTAH for customers at our usual fee rate which ranges from $23 for a 1st notice to $160 to record a construction lien.