Document Recording

State law requires that certain documents such as deeds, leases, plats and surveys be recorded with the County Auditor. The primary purpose of the recording process is to provide notice to the public and assist in determining ownership and other claims.

Reviewing your document for formatting requirements
Documents submitted for recording must meet certain formatting requirements to ensure a legible copy can be reproduced upon request. Refer to the comprehensive document format requirements page.

Submitting your document for recording
Documents can be submitted in person, by mail or through an eRecording submitter.

In person
Submit documents in person at the Snohomish County Auditor's Office, 1st floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building.  In person customers can make payment for recording fees with check, money order, cashier's check, Visa or Mastercard. 

By mail
Submit documents with recording fee to:

Snohomish County Auditor's Office
Recording Division
3000 Rockefeller Ave, M/S 204
Everett, WA 98201

Recording fees can be paid with check, money order or cashier's check payable to Snohomish County Auditor.  Recurring customers can also set up an escrow account from which recording fees can be drawn.  Please contact our Recording Supervisor at 425-388-3055 for more information about this option.

Through an eRecording submitter
Refer to the list of qualified eRecording submitters for more information about submitting documents electronically.

Recording fees
The costs to record document is set by state law and varies based on the type, whether or not the document is property related and number of pages being recorded.  Please see the fee schedule for a complete list of recording fees.

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