Important Notice - Recording Fee Change - Effective October 9, the cost to record a document will increase $1. The Washington State legislature increased a surcharge during the 2015 legislative session that funds the Washington State Heritage Center. Please refer to the Recording Division Schedule of Fees effective October 9for complete recording fee information.
The Recording Division is responsible for recording real property transactions (deeds, mortgages, real estate contracts, liens, and releases); recording plats and surveys; issuing and recording marriage licenses; microfilming and indexing recorded documents; and providing public access to recorded and filed documents.
Once a document is recorded, the images and index information will be available for viewing online the next business day. Due to the privacy concerns of many citizens, the Auditor’s Office has removed document types from our website that contain sensitive information such as social security numbers. Though you will not be able to view the scanned document, you will still have access to the indexing information and may obtain copies in the Auditor's Office.