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Washington - Cowlitz County Correction Deed Form

All Cowlitz County specific forms listed below are included in your immediate download:


Cowlitz County Correction Deed Form Page 1

Correction Deed Form - Cowlitz County

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included document last updated 1/10/2020


Cowlitz County Correction Deed Guide Page 1

Correction Deed Guide - Cowlitz County

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included document last updated 1/31/2020


Cowlitz County Completed Example of the Correction Deed Document Page 1

Completed Example of the Correction Deed Document - Cowlitz County

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included document last updated 2/14/2020


*The Following Washington and Cowlitz County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order.


Cover Sheets

Cover Sheets

Use these for emergency or regular use if first page of document does not conform to required standards.


Real Estate Excise Tax

Real Estate Excise Tax

Submit this form and real estate excise tax payment, if owed, within 1 month of sale to avoid penalty and interest payments. The form is used to calculate tax amounts; it contains multiple copies and instructions on the last page. When claiming an exemption, the supplemental form must be submitted as well. Instructions to fill in this one-page form are on the last page of the version with multiples.


Excise Tax - Controlling Interest

Excise Tax - Controlling Interest

The transfer of a controlling interest in an entity that has an interest in real property is considered a taxable sale for purposes of the real estate excise tax. This form is often used in corporate transfers of real property. When claiming an exemption, the supplemental form must be submitted as well.


Excise Tax Affidavit -  Supplemental Statement

Excise Tax Affidavit - Supplemental Statement

If a tax exemption is claimed, this form must be filed with the Real Estate Excise Tax Form or the Controlling Interest Form.


Notary Certificates

Notary Certificates

The supplemental forms in this section can be used as loose certificates by notaries in the state.


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    • Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in a given county that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in that county.
  • Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Cowlitz County ?
    • Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Cowlitz County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.
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    • No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.
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Areas covered by these Correction Deed Forms:

  • Cowlitz County

Including:

  • Ariel
  • Carrolls
  • Castle Rock
  • Cougar
  • Kalama
  • Kelso
  • Longview
  • Ryderwood
  • Silverlake
  • Toutle
  • Woodland

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What is the Washington Correction Deed?

Use the corrective deed to correct an error in a previously recorded bargain and sale, warranty, or quitclaim deed in Washington State.

Once a deed has been recorded, it cannot be changed and remains part of the public record. It is possible, however, to amend that record by adding a newly executed deed. The method used depends upon the reasons for changing. For corrections of minor errors or omissions, a new correction deed or re-recording of the original deed will suffice. For larger errors or to include/omit a name from the existing deed, a standard conveyance, such as a warranty or quitclaim deed, may be more appropriate.

When re-recording the existing deed, use a cover sheet to reference the prior recording number, the reason for re-recording and the corrected information. The cover sheet, which is often provided by the county, must contain the following information: return address, document title or titles, reference numbers to other documents (here: the prior deed), names of grantors and grantees, entire or abbreviated legal description, assessor's property tax parcel number or account number.

A cleaner option for amending an error is the correction deed, especially in light of Washington State's strict legibility requirements and zero tolerance for any information spilling onto the margins of the document. By restating all the information from the earlier deed, this new deed of correction will reference and confirm the previously recorded deed, which remains on record. After identifying the type of error and identifying the earlier deed, enter exactly what was in that deed with the exception of the false, ambiguous or omitted information that needs to be corrected.

In both correction scenarios, submit a new excise tax affidavit, which must state the prior excise tax recording number. When filling out the affidavit, use exemption code WAC 458-61A-217, which also calls for "the recorded document number for the prior transaction" and an explanation for the re-recording.

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