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Recording KY Mechanic’s Liens in Jefferson County

Updated May 4, 2020

A residential roofing company contacted our TRADITION LIEN SERVICE division regarding a multiple projects in and around Louisville, KY, within Jefferson County, where they did insurance work involving roof replacements. According to Wikipedia, since a city-county merger in 2003, Jefferson county’s territory, population and government have been coextensive with the city of Louisville, which also serves as county seat. The administrative entity created by this merger is the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government,[2] abbreviated to Louisville Metro.

General/Prime Contractors and Subcontractors on private Commercial projects can record a KENTUCKY Statement Of Mechanic’s Lien up to six (6) months after the last day providing equipment, labor, materials or services for a project. Record at the County Clerks Office where a project was located.

A successful recording of a KENTUCKY Mechanic’s Lien with the Jefferson County Clerk must include the street address of the property. Also include a formal legal description of property.

Fees are $46.00 pages 1-5, $3.00 each additional page of 8-1/2″ x 11″ paper. Charges the same for legal 8-1/2″ x 14″ paper. Make checks payable to: JEFFERSON COUNTY CLERK. They do accept out-of-state business checks.

Actual recording time is one week. The entire document can be viewed on their website the same day notice is recorded. Both the original and conforming document will be mailed back one week after recording. 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.

The details above are the same if you are submitting a KENTUCKY Release Of Mechanic’s Lien.

Once a KENTUCKY Mechanic’s Lien is recorded, as Claimant you are required to file suit to foreclose within twelve (12) months from the date the lien was recorded.

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