Record a Document

Notice: Starting January 1, 2024, recording fees will increase by $100.00 (per RCW 43.181). Please see the updated Recording Fee Schedule for a complete list of recording fees. 

Free DD214 Recording

Veterans of the U.S. armed services are entitled to have their Form DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, recorded by Snohomish County (or any county in Washington State) at no charge. There are private commercial services that offer to process a DD214 recording, but at a cost to the veteran. These services are not sanctioned or endorsed by Snohomish County or the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.

To record your DD214 for free with Snohomish County, contact our Recording Division at 425-388-3483, or visit our office at the Snohomish County Customer Service Center, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, 1st floor Robert Drewel Building, in Everett, WA. The recording process and certified copies of the recorded DD214 are free to veterans.

The Recording Division of the County Auditor’s Office is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Snohomish County. State law requires that certain documents (including deeds, liens, and plats) be recorded with the County Auditor.


1. Review your document for formatting requirements

2. Review fees 

  • Recording costs are set by state law and vary based on document type and number of pages. Please see the current fee schedule and the upcoming fee schedule (Effective January 1, 2024) for a complete list of recording fees.
  • Recurring customers may establish an escrow account to draw fees from. For more information about escrow accounts, please contact Recording at 425-388-3483.

3. Determine if your document first needs to be reviewed by the Treasurer’s

    Office before it can be recorded 

  • Conveyance-type documents, including deeds, must be reviewed by the Snohomish County Treasurer’s Office to determine whether excise tax is due prior to the recording of the document. If excise tax is owed on your property, the document cannot be recorded by the Recording Division until the excise taxes are paid in full to the Treasurer’s Office.
  • More information about excise tax can be found on the Treasurer website. If you have any questions about excise tax requirements or fees, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 425-388-3888 or email 

4. Submit your document for recording

By mailOrIn personOrThrough an eRecording submitter (frequent customers)

Submit documents with exact recording fee to:

Snohomish County Recording 

3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 204

Everett, WA 98201

Payment methods accepted: Check, money order, or cashier's check made out to the Snohomish County Auditor’s Office.

Visit Snohomish County Recording.

Payment methods accepted: Check, money order, Visa, or Mastercard.

If your document requires excise tax review, you must visit the Treasurer’s Office Excise Tax counter first. Then visit the Recording Division counter to record your document.

Submit your document online through a county-qualified eRecording submitter. eRecording submitters charge an additional fee for this service. 

Approved eRecording submitters for Snohomish County:

  1. CSC eRecording Solutions
  2. eRecording Partners Network
  3. Indecomm Global Service
  4. Simplifile

Still have questions?

Please call the Recording Division at 425-388-3483 or email us at