Search Recorded Documents

The Recording Division’s library holds property transactions, plats and surveys, and marriage certificates going back to the 1860s. Below are the methods for searching recorded documents. To search for public records, visit the Public Records page.


Most documents recorded since July 1976 are available online. If the document contains sensitive personal information, such as a social security number, you may only see the listing and not the actual document. Documents obtained online are unofficial and are not certified copies. 

Online Records Search 

In person

You may view all recorded documents available to the public at the Snohomish County Customer Service Center. Documents recorded before 1976 are available on microfilm. All other records are available on public computer terminals. Recording staff are available to assist customers with their searches and take payment for copies.

By phone

You may submit a request for a recorded document search over the phone by calling 425-388-3483. Staff will take your request, perform the recorded document search, and then contact you to pay for copies using a credit card. We may charge a search fee of $8/hour for documents recorded before 1976 or when significant staff time is required.

By mail

You may submit a request for copies of recorded documents by mail.

  1. Complete a Records Search by Mail (PDF) form.
  2. Included exact payment by check, money order, or cashier’s check. If you are unsure of the exact amount, you may submit a check for a "not to exceed" amount.
  3. Submit to:
    Snohomish County Auditor’s Office - Recording Division
    300 Rockefeller Ave M/S 204
    Everett, WA 98201

We may charge an additional search fee of $8/hour for documents recorded before 1976 or when significant staff time is required.The Recording Division is unable to provide change for recorded document searches by mail.