A national manufacturer and installer of retail mall and storefront signs asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a WEST VIRGINIA Notice Of Mechanics Lien on a strip mall located in Buckhannon, WV within Upshur County. According to Wikipedia, the county is named for named for Abel Parker Upshur, a distinguished statesman and jurist of Virginia. Upshur served as United States Secretary of State and Secretary of the Navy under President John Tyler.
On private Commercial projects WEST VIRGINIA § Code 38-2-8 law mandates that a WEST VIRGINIA Notice Of Mechanic’s Lien be recorded within one hundred (100) days after completion of a contract for a project in the office of the clerk of the county court of the county where the project is located. Cost to record a lien with the Upshur County Clerk is $11 for up to five (5) pages. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to UPSHUR COUNTY CLERK. Include a self addressed stamped envelope.
Turn around time to record is same day received. Recorded liens and releases will be returned with one week.
WEST VIRGINIA § Code 38-2-24 mandates that all Mechanic’s Liens must then be enforced through a foreclosure action within six (6) months of recording the lien.