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Recorder Office Locations

Assessment & Taxation Department: Recording Division
155 N First Ave, Suite 130, MS 9, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: (503) 846-8752

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Washington County Oregon Register of Deeds

Washington County Recorder Information

The Recording Division of the Assessment and Taxation Department is responsible for recording and filing permanent records pertaining to real property located in Washington County.

Recording Fees

The recording fee is $41 for the first page of a standard document and $5 for each additional page of the document. If there is printing on both sides of the page, it will be charged as two pages.

Each additional title in a document is $5.

Additional assignments, releases, and satisfactions are $5 each.

Copy fees are $4 for the first page and 25 cents for each additional page of the instrument. Certified copies are an additional $3.75. If mailing in copy requests, include 75 cents for postage or pre-paid postage.

If sufficient money is not included or if more than $5 over the correct fee is provided, the instrument will be returned unrecorded, along with a request for the correct fee. If unsure of the correct fees, visit the office for assistance or send in a blank check made out to Washington County with a statement that the check is not to exceed XX amount (the highest amount you want to authorize). The recording department will fill in the correct amount and return the instrument with a receipt after it has been recorded.

Transfer Tax

Transfer tax is imposed on each transfer of real property in Washington County, Oregon. If filing for a transfer tax exemption, it must be done within fifteen days from the recording of the instrument.

The transfer tax is $1 per $1,000 of consideration.

Contact the Washington County, Oregon county clerk directly to discuss recording and recording fees.
Document Formatting Requirements
Page size: 8 1/2 X 14 or smaller (if smaller than 8 1/2 X 11, place on white 8 1/2 X 11)
Font size: 8 point or larger
Paper weight: does not allow bleed-through from back side

The following must be clearly labeled and shown on the first page:
- Names of transaction(s) (Document Type)
- Names of parties
- Person and address to whom the instrument is to be returned, labeled: "RETURN TO: "
- True and actual consideration (for instruments meeting requirements of ORS 93.030).
- Name and address to where the tax statement is to be sent, labeled: "MAIL TAX STATEMENT TO: " (for instruments meeting requirements of ORS 93.260).
- Information required for County Clerk Lien Records by ORS 205.125 (1)(c) and (e).
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Washington County, Click Here for more information.
Supplemental Documents

Notary Certificates