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Recording a KY Statement of Mechanic’s Liens in Johnson County

A national manufacturer and installer of retail mall and storefront signs asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a KENTUCKY Statement of Mechanics Lien on a shopping center located in Paintsville, KY within Johnson County. According to Wikipedia, Johnson County was formed in 1843 and named for Richard Mentor Johnson, War of 1812 general, United States Representative, Senator, and Vice President of the United States.

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. Cost to record a lien with the Johnson County Clerk is $46 for up to five (5) pages. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to JOHNSON 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.

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.

Recording a KY Statement of Mechanic’s Liens in Lawrence County

A national manufacturer and installer of retail mall and storefront signs asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a KENTUCKY Statement of Mechanics Lien on a shopping center located in Louisa, KY within Lawrence County. According to Wikipedia, Lawrence County is the birthplace of the late Chief Justice of the United States Frederick Moore Vinson and former Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton.

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. Cost to record a lien with the Lawrence County Clerk is $46 for up to five (5) pages. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to LAWRENCE 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.

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.

Recording a KY Statement of Mechanic’s Liens in Harlan County

A national manufacturer and installer of retail mall and storefront signs asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a KENTUCKY Statement of Mechanics Lien on a strip mall located in Harlan, KY within Harlan County. According to Wikipedia, Harlan County is well known in folk and country music, having produced many prominent musicians.

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. Cost to record a lien with the Harlan County Clerk is $46 for up to five (5) pages. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to HARLAN 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.

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.

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.

KENTUCKY gets new notices, custom template technology (CTT)

PreLien2Lien has a small, but passionate user base of construction suppliers located around Louisville, KY.  Companies using the software include C.M.A. SUPPLY COMPANY OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKIANA CURB, METAL SALES MANUFACTURING, ROOFING SUPPLY GROUP, and UNIT STRUCTURES.  Their use of PreLIen2Lien has been made easier by the recent upgrade of twenty-nine (29) new notices for the state of KENTUCKY. They also have (CTT) Custom Template Technology, enabling each template notice to be customized for a one-time $50 fee.

Subcontractors in KENTUCKY don’t have to provide a 1st notice of private projects.  However, a Preliminary Notice (Private Commercial or Residential Project) is an optional document that can be served to all legal parties on a project (Customer, Owner, General Contractor, Lender) after first furnishing construction related labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools to a jobsite. It improves your chances of being paid on a timely basis, as it notifies all legal parties of your future right to file a Bond Claim, Statement Of Lien or Stop Notice in the event you are not paid on a timely basis.

On Public projects (city, county, state, authority) KENTUCKY Revised Statutes § 376.210 mandates that a Preliminary Notice (Public Works Project) can be filed by a Subcontractor furnishing construction related labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools on a Public Projects works project. It should be filed in the clerk’s office for each county where the public improvement has been made. A recorded copy of the notice should then be delivered in person, or by Certified Mail, to the Public Entity that owns the property being improved. It is advisable that any other legal parties related to the improvement of the property (Customer, Lender/Surety and General Contractor) get sent the Preliminary Notice.

KENTUCKY Revised Statutes § 376.010 does mandate that a Subcontractor on a commercial or residential project must deliver a Notice To Owner to the Owner and General/Prime Contractor prior to filing a Statement of LIen. The Notice should be delivered in person or by Certified Mail to the Owner of the property and the General/Prime Contractor along with any other legal parties related to the improvement of the property (Customer, Lender). It must be delivered no later than seventy-five (75) days after last providing labor or materials (residential, commercial less than $1,000) or one hundred twenty (120) days for commercial claims greater than $1,000.

General/Prime/Sub Contractors (Private Projects): KENTUCKY Revised Statutes § 376.080 mandates that a Statement of Lien-Private Project (Mechanic’s Lien) must be recorded no later than six (6) months after the last day that labor, skills, services or machinery are furnished for a project. It is recorded at the County County Clerk’s Office in the county where a project you provided labor, skills, services or machinery are furnished for a project. You then have seven (7) days to deliver a Statement of Lien-Private Project (Mechanic’s Lien) in person or by Certified Mail to the Owner of the property along with any other legal parties related to the improvement of the property (General/Prime Contractor, Customer, Lender).

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