Recording

The Recording Department is charged with recording:

  • Liens
  • Maps
  • Military discharges
  • Real estate documents
  • Surveys

In addition, this department also issues marriage licenses. Certified copies of any recorded document can also be obtained through this department for a fee of $3.00.

Recording Fees as of July 25, 2021: Updated Fee Schedule (PDF)

Please note, Auditor staff cannot offer legal advice or determine the legal correctness or function of the content of your document. It is highly advised that you consult a professional before recording. It is not the responsibility of the Auditor or staff to screen the document to make sure it is properly filled out. The County Auditor's responsibility is limited to verifying the document meets formatting requirements. Submitters bear the cost of any documents requiring re-recording to correct deficiencies or errors.

Washington State law requires that all documents submitted for recording must conform to the standards set forth in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 36.18 and RCW 65.04).  A cover sheet is required for documents where the first page does not contain the necessary index fields or the three inch top margin. A cover sheet will not relieve you of the responsibility of meeting formatting requirements. Documents that do not meet these standards will be returned. Once reformatted, they can be resubmitted for recording.