A national manufacturer and installer of retail mall and storefront signs asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a NEW YORK Notice Under Mechanics Lien Law For Account Of Private Improvement on a strip mall located in Hornell, NY within Steuben County. According to Wikipedia, Steuben County is named in honor of Baron von Steuben, a Prussian general who fought on the American side in the American Revolutionary War, though it is not pronounced the same.
When recording a NEW YORK Notice Under Mechanic’s Lien Law For Account Of Private Improvement, you not only record the lien, but you also record with a copy of the lien a Affidavit Of Service By Certified Mail. This affects the fees you pay to record a lien. Cost to record a lien with the Steuben County Clerk is $15, regardless of the number of pages. In addition, you must include an Affidavit fee of $5, thus making the cost to record $20 total. NOTE: This is the only New York county that requires that checks be made out separately. The office does accept out of state business checks. Make the check out to STEUBEN COUNTY CLERK. There is no charge to release a lien. Include a copy of the recorded lien when releasing a lien.
Turn around time to record is same day received. Both a lien and affidavit recorded will be returned with one week.
Claimants are required to file suit to foreclose on a NEW YORK Notice Under Mechanic’s Lien Law For Account Of Private Improvement within one (1) year from the date the lien was recorded.