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Mechanic’s Lien / Notice of Commencement
Recording a Mechanic’s Lien or a Notice of Commencement
According to the standards set forth in Greene County, all mechanic’s liens and notices of commencement must be checked and approved by the Engineers Tax Map Department and must include:
  • Correct and complete property description with plat cabinet and page, which may be obtained from the current deed
  • Parcel number
  • Current owner of the property, which may be obtained from the current deed

All mechanic’s liens and notices of commencement must be typed. Handwriting is not allowed, except in the notary clause. A legal description is not required in notices of commencement and mechanic’s liens for work performed using public funds.

Other items required on a Mechanic’s Lien are:
  • The first date and the last date that work was performed on the property
  • The name and address of the lien claimant (the person / company placing the lien)
  • The type of work performed on the property
  • The amount due / being collected for the work on the property

Since mechanic’s liens are extremely time-sensitive, please make sure you send them in plenty of time for the entire process in Greene County. We cannot guarantee that your mechanic’s lien or notice of commencement will be recorded the same day it is received.

Please refer to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1311 for a complete, up to date list of items that must be included in Mechanic’s Liens and Notices of Commencement.