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Recording a CA Mechanics Lien in Sonoma County

A Novato, CA based General Contractor asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien for non-payment on a home office and guest room addition within an existing residence in Sebastopol, CA within Sonoma County. According to Wikipedia, it is about a 20-minute drive from the Pacific Ocean, between Santa Rosa and Bodega Bay, and is known for its liberal politics and small-town charm.

The Sonoma County Recorder’s Office fees to record are as follows: $89 for 1st page (includes $75 SB2: Building Homes and Jobs Act fee). $3 each additional page. (document size 8-1/2″ x 11″). Make checks payable to SONOMA COUNTY RECORDER 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, 4-5 weeks after recording.

Once a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to file suit to foreclose on the lien within ninety (90) days from date the CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien was recorded. This deadline can be extended for up to a total of one (1) year with the consent of all legal parties by filing a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Credit for extension.

Recording a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien in Solano County

Solano County is located halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento, disected by Interstate 80. Recently a Fairfield, CA based General Contractor did insurance restoration at a personal residence and was not paid for labor and materials provided. Our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division recently recorded a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien with the Solano County Assessor/Recorder on behalf of the General Contractor.

A CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien to be recorded needs to include a for a legal description the property address & Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN).

Fees to record a lien are $13 for 1st page. $3 each additional page. (8-1/2″ x 11″). For legal size documents add $3 additional per page for 8-1/2″ x 14″. If you want them to mail the debtor a copy of the recorded lien, it is $7 for each debtor for recorded copy of lien to be mailed. (Husband & Wife are considered as two debtors.) Make checks payable to: SOLANO COUNTY RECORDER. Conforming copy can be requested at no additional charge. Send one extra copy of the Notice and one extra self addressed stamped envelope.

Turn around times for a lien to be recorded is one (1) business day. Notices are sent to Debtors the the same day as recorded. A Conforming copy will be sent the same day as recorded. The original lien notice will be returned within 8-10 weeks. Limited information about recorded liens is available on their website.

Once a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to file suit to foreclose on the lien within ninety (90) days from date the CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien was recorded. This deadline can be extended for up to a total of one (1) year with the consent of all legal parties by filing a CALIFORNIA Notice Of Credit for extension.

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