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Snohomish County Auditor: Recording
Robert J. Drewel Building - 3000 Rockefeller Ave, 1st floor, Everett, Washington 98201
Monday through Thursday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-5:00; Friday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Phone: (425) 388-3483
Snohomish County Auditor: Recording Robert J. Drewel Building - 3000 Rockefeller Ave, 1st floor, Everett, Washington, 98201

 
 
 
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Snohomish County Washington Register of Deeds

Snohomish County Recorder Information

The Recording Department of the County Auditor is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Snohomish County.
 

Recording Fees

A real estate deed costs $72 to record the first page. Each additional page is $1.

A non-standard recording will be $50, in addition to regular recording fees.

A deed of trust is $73 for the first page plus $1 for each additional page.

Certified copies are $3 for the first page and $1 for each additional page.
 
Document Formatting Requirements
• Documents should not be larger than 8.5x14 inches, with a minimum font size of 8-point. 8.5x11 inch paper can also be used.

• On the first page of a document, include a top margin of at least 3 inches, and a 1 inch margin on the bottom and the sides. On all subsequent pages, all margins should be at least 1 inch. An instrument may be recorded if a slight portion of a notary seal or incidental writing extends beyond the margins.

• The top left-hand side of the first page should contain return address information.

• Immediately below the 3 inch margin at the top of the first page, there should be a document title that indicates the type of document.

• The auditor or recording officer is required to index only the titles appearing on the documents.

• If applicable, reference numbers of documents assigned or released with reference to the page number where additional references can be found.

• The name(s) of the grantor(s) and grantee(s) should appear on the first page, with reference to the page number where additional names appear within the document, if applicable.

• Include an abbreviated legal description of the real property on the first page. An abbreviated legal description of the property should contain lot, block, plat, or section, township, range, and quarter/quarter section, as well as the reference to the page containing the complete legal description, if applicable.

• Set apart from the legal description and other text on the document, the assessor’s property tax parcel or account number, should be included.

• No attachments, other than firmly attached bar codes or address labels, can be affixed to the document.

• If the first page does not meet the margin requirements or the indexing standards, a separate cover sheet will be attached.

A document can be submitted to be recorded with an "emergency clause." If doing so, the following statement should be used on the cover page or first page: "I am requesting an emergency nonstandard recording for an additional fee as provided in RCW 36.18.010. I understand that the recording processing requirements may cover up or otherwise obscure some part of the text of the original document."

No instrument of sale or conveyance evidencing a sale subject to the tax shall be accepted by the county auditor for filing or recording until the tax shall have been paid and the verification of payment affixed thereto; in case the tax is not due on the transfer, the instrument shall not be so accepted until suitable notation of such fact has been made on the instrument by the treasurer.
 
Snohomish County Forum Topics
Topic Title Started By Comments

QUITCLAIM DEED-Delinquent Assessments Chann 1

Quit Claim Deed - Fee Kai 0

Transfer of real estate into my newly established Revocable Living Trust Richard J. 0

Joint Ownership of a cemetery Plot Mary 1

QCD grace Lee 1

 
 
E-Recording
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Snohomish County, Click Here for more information.