Cowlitz County Easement Deed Form (Washington)

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

Easement Deed Form

Cowlitz County Easement Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Cowlitz County compliant document last validated/updated 6/11/2024

Easement Deed Guidelines

Cowlitz County Easement Deed Guidelines

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Cowlitz County compliant document last validated/updated 5/17/2024

Completed Example of an Easement Deed Document

Cowlitz County Completed Example of an Easement Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Cowlitz County compliant document last validated/updated 6/6/2024

Easement Deed Description

Cowlitz County Easement Deed Description

A Description of the Easement will be required. This will show how to write an acceptable description for a Right of Way Easement, which gives access, to and from - point A to point B.
Included Cowlitz County compliant document last validated/updated 3/29/2024

When using these Easement Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Cowlitz County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Cowlitz County Auditor: Recording

207 N 4th Ave, Rm 106, Kelso, Washington 98626

Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday - Thursday

Phone: (360) 577-3006

Local jurisdictions located in Cowlitz County include:

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

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Cowlitz County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Cowlitz County using our eRecording service.
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.

Can the Easement Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Cowlitz County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Cowlitz County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Washington or Cowlitz County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Cowlitz County Easement Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Easements are created to allow one person to use another's real property for a specific purpose. An easement in this state can be established by a deed in writing, by implication, or by prescription. Easements established by dedication are property rights that cannot be extinguished or altered without the approval of the easement owner, unless the plat or other document creating the dedicated easement provides for an alternative method to extinguish or alter the easement (RCW 64.04.175). Solar easements for assuring continued access to direct sunlight for solar energy systems can be created in this state and privately negotiated (RCW 64.04.140). A solar easement can only be created by written agreement, but is not authorized to be created by an implied or prescriptive easement (RCW 64.04.160). An easement deed in Washington should specify the terms, duration, and location of the easement.

To entitle an easement deed to be recorded in this state, it must be signed and acknowledged by the grantor. An easement deed can be acknowledged in this state before a justice or clerk of the Supreme Court, a judge or clerk of the court of appeals, a judge of the superior court or a qualified court commissioner thereof, a county auditor, or a notary public (RCW 64.08.010). Acknowledgments taken out of state can be taken before any person authorized to take acknowledgments of deeds by the laws of such state. Unless out-of-state acknowledgments are taken before the officers listed in RCW 64.08.010, the deed must be accompanied by a certificate of acknowledgment. Officers taking acknowledgments of an easement deed within this state should have a certificate of acknowledgment attached to the instrument (RCW 64.08.050).

A duly acknowledged and certified easement deed can be recorded in the office of the county auditor in the county where the property subject to the easement is located. An unrecorded easement deed will be valid between the parties bound by it but will not be valid as against a subsequent purchaser in good faith and for a valuable consideration from the same vendor of the same real property, or portion thereof, whose conveyance is first duly recorded. The document will be considered recorded the moment it is filed for record (RCW 65.08.070).

(Washington ED Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example) For use in Washington only.

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