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Ohio Mechanics' Lien Law: Forms


Sign the mechanic's lien affidavit in front of a notary. File it at the County Recorder's Office, in the county where the property is located. Serve the mechanics' lien affidavit on the person who owes you money.

See the Time Line page of this guide for more instructions.


Franklin County Recorder's Office

Franklin County Recorder
373 South High Street
18th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6310

Phone (614) 525-3930

Fax (614) 525-4299

Hours M-F 8am to 3:45pm

Email is



E-Recordings are accepted by our office. Documents that meet all legal and standardization requirements may be e-recorded. Deeds that transfer real property are now being accepted for e-recording by the Auditor, Engineer and Recorder (via Simplifile). Any documents that transfer real estate should still start the transfer process with the Franklin County Auditor.

The Recorder's office does not have their own e-recording platform, but there are a number of private companies that provide e-recording services that are then consolidated and sent to the Recorder. These service companies may charge additional fees.

Companies currently e-recording with Franklin County include CSC Global, ePN, Indecomm Global Services and Simplifile.


The Franklin County Recorder’s Office is accepting documents completed with both electronic and online notarization as long as they meet the requirements set forth by the Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Secretary of State.