An southern California based steel supplier asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a CALIFORNIA Mechanics Lien in Santa Barbara county for non-payment for work done at a French country estate being renovated in Montecito, CA. Montecito is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Santa Barbara County that has the landmark MONTECITO INN, a hotel built by Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin and friends in 1928 as an escape from show business.
The Santa Barbara county Clerk-Recorder’s fees to record are as follows: $99 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 SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RECORDER and they will accept out-of-state business checks.
Actual recording is 2-5 business days when received by mail . The original document will be mailed back 1-2 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.