Record a Document

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

  • All documents submitted for recording in Washington State must follow certain formatting requirements. Review the formatting requirements here.
  • Some maps, plats, and surveys may have additional requirements. View the requirements checklists here.

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.
  • 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 mail

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.


In person

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. 


Through an eRecording submitter (recurring customers only)

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