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Recording CALIFORNIA Mechanics Liens and Releases to increase by $75 in 2018

Legislators for the state of CALIFORNIA have enacted Senate Bill (SB) 2, Chapter 2.5 of the Statues of 2017 that will in effect increase by $75 the cost to record CALIFORNIA Mechanics Liens and Releases in all fifty-eight (58) counties in CALIFORNIA effective January 1, 2018. This is addition to the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Trust Fund Fees that range from $3.00 – $10.00 in certain counties PLUS each counties respective recording fees that range from $9.00 – $28.00.

According to Jaime T. Pailma, Division Manager, Document Recording Division for Los Angeles County’s Registrar-Recorder/Clerk’s Office, “….the bill imposes a mandate on County Recorders to charge an additional $75 at the time of recording every real estate instrument, paper, or notice required or permitted by law to be recorded, except those expressly exempted from payment of recording fees, per each transaction per parcel of real property, not to exceed $225.”

The Nevada County Clerk Recorder-Registrar of Voters, Gregory J. Diaz, notes that a waiver of the $75 fee “….shall not be imposed on any real estate instrument, paper, or notice recorded in connection with a transfer subject to the imposition of a documentary transfer tax as defined in Section 11911 of the Revenue and Taxation Code or on any real estate instrument, paper, or notice recorded with a transfer of real property that is a residential dwelling to an owner-occupier.”

For a listing of CALIFORNIA County Recorders with addresses and phone numbers to contact about the new law and price increase, you can visit our listing by counties at TraditionSoftware.com/county-assessors-clerks-recorders/california/.

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 OK Lien Statement in Logan County

A national commercial hotel building supplier asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a OKLAHOMA Lien Statement on a new hotel in Guthrie, OK within Logan County. According to Wikipedia, Logan County was created as County One by the Organic Act of 1890. The town of Guthrie was designated as the county seat and the capital of Oklahoma Territory. The county was named on August 5, 1890 for U. S. Senator, John A. Logan, of Illinois.

Fees to record with the Logan County Clerk are as follows : $13.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. Make checks payable to LOGAN COUNTY CLERK and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording occurs the same day a notice is received. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear the same day it is recorded. Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back the same day after it is recorded.

Recording a GA Claim of Lien in Augusta-Richmond County

A ILLINOIS based national general contractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a GEORGIA Claim of Lien against an apartment complex being remodeled in Augusta, GA within Augusta–Richmond County. According to Wikipedia, Augusta–Richmond is a consolidated city-county. Augusta is known worldwide for hosting The Masters golf tournament every April. Additionally, Fort Gordon is based there and is the home of the United States Army Signal Corps.

Fees to record are as follows the county are as follows: $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CLERK OF COURT and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording is ranges from 3-5 business days. You can view indexing information on their website. The entire notice will appear five (5) business days after recording. Your original document after it is recorded will be mailed back 2-3 weeks after it is recorded.

Recording a TX Lien Affidavit in Uvalde County

A Fort Worth based electrical contractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a TEXAS Lien Affidavit (Subcontractor/Supplier) against a fast food improvement in Uvalde, TX within Uvalde County.The county is bisected by U.S. highways 83 and 90. According to the TEXAS State Historical Association, it was one of the favorite hunting grounds of the Comanche, Tonkawa, and Lipan Apache Indians as far back as 7000 B.C..

The Uvalde County Clerk’s Office fees to record are as follows: $26.00 first page , $4.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Make checks payable to UVALDE COUNTY CLERK and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording by mail is one (1) business day. The original document will be mailed back one week 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 NY Mechanics Lien in Saratoga County

A national commercial lighting supplier asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a NEW YORK Notice Under Mechanics Lien Law For Account Of Private Improvement on a new hotel in Malta, NY within Saratoga County. The county is bordered by the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers and bisected by the Adirondack Northway. Saratoga County has consistently been the fastest-growing county in Upstate New York according to Wikipedia.

The Saratoga County Clerk’s Office fees to record are as follows: Recording fee of $15, and Affidavit fee of $5. There is NO CHARGE to release a lien. Make checks payable to SARATOGA COUNTY CLERK and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

An important note is that the county does NOT return back the original lien copy after it records. You must include a conformed copy OR complete an online records application with the county. After one business day you will be emailed a logon and password that will enable you to print out and save a recorded lien or release.

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.

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