Plat and Condo Name Reservations

Individuals, developers or companies may reserve a name for a pending formal plat or condo project.  The reservation process ensures that the name is available to be used by the applicant only for a one year period.  State law requires that the county auditor or recording officer not accept for recording any plat, map or subdivision of land bearing a name the same or similar to the name of any map or plat already on record in the office.

Searching reserved and used plat and condo names
Customers can search to see if a name has been reserved or used through our online records search tool.  Once you move past the disclaimer page, please select the Search Recorded & Reserved Plat Names under the Official Public Records heading.

Online records search

Reserving a plat or condo name
Customers may reserve a plat name by completing a Plat and Condo Name Reservation Request and submitting it with the required $50 fee.  The reservation is good for one year form the date issued and can be renewed prior to expiration for $25.

Reservations can be made in person or by mail.

  • In person -
    Snohomish County Auditor's Office
    Robert J. Drewel Building, 1st Floor
    3000 Rockefeller Ave
    Everett, WA
  • By mail -
    Snohomish County Auditor's Office
    Recording Division
    3000 Rockefeller Ave, M/S 204
    Everett, WA 98201

    Payment by mail should be in the form of a check, money order or cashier's check payable to Snohomish County Auditor