Search Recorded Documents

The Recording Division has land records, plats and surveys, and marriage certificates going back to the 1860s. Most documents recorded since July 1976 are available online. 

Below are the methods for searching recorded documents and requesting unofficial or certified copies.
To submit a public records request for other county records, visit the Public Records page.


  1. Online
  2. By phone
  3. By mail

You may directly view and print watermarked, unofficial copies online. Unofficial copies without a watermark and official certified copies are also available to purchase. (Copy fees) 


Search Online

1. Click the ’Search Online’ button above

2. Select the type of search you want and accept the disclaimer

Our records search system allows you to search by any of the following categories: 

  • Name
  • Document type
  • Book and page number
  • Parcel ID
  • Recording date
  • Recording number or ARN
  • Legal description

3. Enter your search parameters and click submit

Tips:

  • Search by Name: Enter a name in "Last Name", "First Name" format. Example: Doe, John.
  • Search by Parcel: Enter the first ten digits of the parcel ID in the "Parcel ID" field. If you do not know the parcel ID, first visit the Snohomish County Assessor’s Parcel Viewer and find the parcel ID by searching for the property address.
  • Click the ’Legal’ search to find surveys, plats, and condos.

4. View results

Click on any document in the search results to view information about the document and a preview. If the document contains sensitive personal information, such as a social security number, you may only see the listing and not the actual document.


To purchase a copy:

5. Log in or register a new account

Click "Log In" in the upper right corner of the screen. You may log into an existing account, or create a new one.


6. Add the document to your shopping cart

When you have a document image open, click the 'Add to Cart' button. You can add as many documents as you want to your cart.


7. Check out

Select certified or uncertified copies and check out. Uncertified copies will be immediately available to print, while certified copies will be mailed within five business days.
Note: Certified copies must be mailed to preserve the official seal. Please include your mailing address in your order.
Payment methods accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, or eCheck.