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Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in Monterey County

A Sacramento, CA based painting company asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien on a TEX•COTE® exterior painting project on a residence in Seaside, CA within Monterey County. According to the TEX•COTE® manufacturers website, compared to traditional exterior painting ….”TEX•COTE® is 10 times thicker on average than ordinary paint, it also contains special reflective pigments – the same type of pigments used by the U.S. government to cool ships, and provide both reflectivity and reduced radar signature in Stealth bombers.”

The Monterey County Assessor/Clerk/Recorder’s Office fees to record are as follows: $21.00 first page , $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Make checks payable to MONTEREY COUNTY CLERK/RECORDER and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording by mail is one (1) business day. The original document does take a while to be mailed back, 6-7 weeks after recording.

Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in Yolo County

A Sacramento, CA based home improvement company asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien on a roof replacement project on a residence in West Sacramento, CA within Yolo County. According to Wikipedia, Yolo County‘s tomato industry accounts for 90% of the canned and processed tomato production in the United States.

The Yolo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office fees to record are as follows: $24.00 first page , $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Make checks payable to YOLO COUNTY CLERK/RECORDER and they will accept out-of-state business checks. There is additional $1.00 extra fee if an additional self addressed stamped envelope is not enclosed.

Actual recording by mail is one (1) business day. The original document does take a while to be mailed back, 4-5 weeks after recording.

Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in Napa County

A Napa, CA based residential General Contractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien on a existing residence that needed sub standard carpentry and garage framing removed and rebuilt in Napa, CA within Napa County. The county is one of the top wine producing regions in the world, and is a designated American Viticultural Area.

The Napa County Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk’s Office fees to record are as follows: $16.00 first page, $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Make checks payable to NAPA COUNTY RECORDER and they will accept out-of-state business checks. There is a $1.00 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.

Actual recording by mail is one (1) business day. The original document to be mailed back 5-6 weeks after recording.

Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in Fresno County

A Los Angeles based company that designs and manufactures water well casings and screens asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien on a farm improvement in Riverdale, CA within Fresno County. The county is the center of a large agricultural area, known as the most agriculturally rich county in the United States according to Wikipedia.

The Fresno County Assessor-Recorder’s Office fees to record are as follows: $19.00 first page , $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Make checks payable to FRESNO COUNTY RECORDER and they will accept out-of-state business checks. 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.

Actual recording by mail is one (1) business day. You can view indexing information on their website 3-5 business days after recording. The original document to be mailed back 2-3 weeks after recording.

Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in San Joaquin County

A residential home improvement company that installed upgraded windows asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien on a residence in Stockton, CA within San Joaquin County. The county is the is the northern end of the Central Valley, and was one of the original United States counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood according to Wikipedia.

The San Joaquin County Assessor-Recorder’s Office fees to record are as follows: $22.00 first page , $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Make checks payable to SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY RECORDERS OFFICE and they will accept out-of-state business checks. There is a $1.00 additional charge if you include a conforming copy.

Actual recording by mail is the same day received. You can view indexing information on their website 2-3 business day after recording. The original document will be mailed back around 10-12 days after recording. A conforming copy of the original document can be sent the next business day. Include an additional copy of the notice and an additional self addressed stamped envelope. Indicate if the recording fee paid includes a conforming copy for of $1.

Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in Kern County

A solar energy asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien on a residence in California City, CA within Kern County. The county is the is the southern end of the Central Valley, and the county’s economy is heavily linked to agriculture and to petroleum extraction according to Wikipedia.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: 23.00 first page (already includes Real Estate Fraud Fee), $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Make checks payable to KERN COUNTY RECORDER and they will accept out-of-state business checks. One important note for recording is that Kern County Assessor-Recorder’s Office does not do Conformed copies.

Actual recording is very slow if done by mail, ranging from 2-3 weeks. Another long delay occurs after recording, as the original that was recorded was not returned for until four (4) weeks by USPS First Class mail after it is recorded.

Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in El Dorado County

Recently a Sacramento based windows business asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien for a new custom home built in El Dorado Hills within El Dorado County. According to Wikipedia, El Dorado Hills is recognized nationally for its high median household income, ranking 77th in CNN Money Magazine’s best places to live in 2007, with the median household income for 2007 over $115,000.

Fees to record are as follows. $18.00 first page, $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. $3.00 additional per page of 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. Thus your typical lien should be $21 to record.

The actual time if mailed for recording is the same day received. It is 1-2 weeks after recordation to view indexing information on their website. The original document will be mailed back 2-3 weeks after recordation. A conforming copy of the original document can be sent the next business day after recordation. 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.

Recorded liens can not be viewed on their website.

As always, questions prior to recording a lien should be made by phone with the El Dorado County Recorder-Clerk’s Office. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM PST. Phone number to call is (530) 621-5490. The office is located off of U.S. Highway 50 and the Forni Road exit in Placerville, CA.

Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in San Francisco County

San Francisco is both the City and County government authority for CALIFORNIA Mechanics Liens to be recorded with. Carmen Chu is the Assessor/Recorder.

Recently our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division recorded liens against a coffee house project and a residential window replacement. Recording a lien in San Francisco must include the street address of the property, Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN), Lot and Block numbers. Unlike most lien recordings, there is not a legal description provided, nor available, for property in San Francisco.

Fees to record are $15.00 first page, $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper, $3.00 additional per page of 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. If you want the county to send your recorded notice to the Owner, cost is $6.00 for 1st address for notice to be sent to debtors, $2.00 for additional Debtors (optional service). Husband and wife count as one debtor.

A conforming copy of the original document can be sent after recordation. There is a $1.00 fee per copy if you include additional copies of the notice and additional Self Addressed Stamped Envelope. Indicate that you are requesting a conforming copy.

The turn around time for actual recording is four (4) weeks. You can view Information on their website one (1) week after recordation.

New CALIFORNIA Notary Acknowledgement and Jurat Forms On January 1, 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, pursuant to Senate Bill 1050, all CALIFORNIA county Recorder’s Offices will require the Notary Consumer Disclosure. This bill requires a legible notice at the top in an enclosed box, stating that the Acknowledgment, or or Jurat verifies only the identity of the individual who signed the document to which the acknowledgment, or jurat is attached, and not the truthfulness, accuracy, or validity of the document.

new2015CAAcknowledgement

Documents such as a Mechanics Lien or Release of Mechanics Lien where the person appeared before a notary or other officer on or after January 1, 2015 must have this disclosure or will be rejected. Documents acknowledged before January 1, 2015 will be accepted for recording and must meet current applicable statue.

PreLien2Lien will have this new notary text change incorporated into the 18.12.01 version, slated to be released after Thanksgiving.

San Bernardino County in CALIFORNIA raises rates for recording

First page fees for recording Mechanic’s Liens and releasing those liens later in San Bernardino County in CALIFORNIA were increased on September 1, 2014.

Cost now for the first page is $25, an increase from the earlier cost of $18.

Each additional page cost remained at $3 per page. Additionally, the conformed copy cost will remain at $6, with a self-addressed stamped envelope to be included.

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