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Recording a SC Notice of Mechanics Lien in Charleston County

Updated May 17, 2020

A Georgia based manufacturer of modular offices, pre-fabricated buildings and steel mezzanines asked our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division to record a SOUTH CAROLINA Notice of Mechanics Lien on a auto parts manufacturer who retrofitted an existing industrial facility in North Charleston, SC within Charleston County. According to Wikipedia, North Charleston is the 3rd largest city in the state of SOUTH CAROLINA.

General/Prime Contractors and Subcontractors can file a notarized SOUTH CAROLINA Notice Of Mechanic’s Lien up to ninety (90) days after completion of a project. Record it with the Register Of Deeds/Clerk in the county where the project is located. Fees to record with the Charleston County Register of Deeds Office are as follows: $25.00 for the first four (4) pages, $1.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ or 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. NOTE: Releasing a lien is $10 for the first four (4) pages. There is no charge for file stamped copies. Make checks payable to CHARLESTON COUNTY ROD and they will accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording occurs on the same day a lien or release is received. You can view the entire lien document on their website one (1) business day after being recorded. It takes 7-10 days after recording for the original document to be mailed back: Send self-addressed stamped envelope or pay $.50 cents extra for return of recorded notice. For a conformed copy to be returned, include self-addressed stamped envelope or pay $0.50 extra. Put a note on copy to be stamped on the day of recording.

Claimants are required to file suit to foreclose on a SOUTH CAROLINA Notice Of Mechanic’s Lien within six (6) months of the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project.

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