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King County Recorder's Office

King County Recorder's Office
500 Fourth Ave., Suite 430
Seattle, WA 98104

206-477-6620
206-205-8396 FAX

kcrocust@kingcounty.gov

Recording Fees

General Documents

Appointment of Successor Trustee, first page

$14

Assignment of Deed of Trust, first page

$14

Resignation of Trustee, first page

$14

Death Certificates (and other recordable vital records), first page

$32

Deed of Trust, first page

$73

ALL other Regularly Recorded documents, first page

$72

ALL State, County, or Municipal Liens (and releases thereof), first page

$32

Each additional page, ALL document types

$1

Military Separation Record - Form DD214

No fee

Request for Exemption from Public Disclosure of
Military Discharge Papers

No fee

Recording multiple-transaction instruments, for each transaction after the first: $14, $32, $73, $72, depending on document title (see above first page charges). Additional page charges do not apply to multiple transactions/titles.

Maps and Map-Related Documents

Affidavits of Minor Correction, first page

$118

Each additional page

$1

Plats and Condos, 18x24 inches, up to 40 lots and 5 seals

$138

Add $0.50 per lot and $1 per seal for additional lots and seals

Cemetery Plats, 18x24 inches, up to 40 lots and 5 seals

$138

Add $0.25 pet lot and $1 per seal for additional lots and seals

Surveys, Site Plans, or Large Lots

$138

Each additional page

$5

Short Plat, 18x24 inches

$138

Each additional page

$5

Short Plat, legal size or smaller

$118

Each additional page

$1

Registered Land (RL) Documents

RL Court Order, per document title plus Assurance Fund

$72

Assurance Fund = 1/40th of 1% of last assessed value

RL Certificate of Title

$5

All other documents/titles, excluding exceptions below, flat fee*

$72

RL Appointment of Successor Trustee

$14

RL Assignment of Deed of Trust

$14

RL Resignation of Trustee

$14

RL Death Certificate

$32

RL Deed of Trust

$76

* Registered Land documents have no per-page charges

Recording multiple-transaction instruments, for each transaction after the first: $14, $32, $63, $62, depending on document title (see above first page charges). Additional page charges do not apply to multiple transactions/titles.

Miscellaneous Fees

Copy Charges

Certified recorded documents, legal size or smaller, first page

$3

Each additional page

$1

Recorded documents, legal size or smaller, uncertified

$1

Non-recorded documents, per page, uncertified

$0.15

Map copies, 18x24 inches, bond, uncertified

$3

Map copies, 18x24 inches, Mylar, uncertified

$5

Certification, each

$2

Real Estate Excise Tax Related Fees

Processing tax-free excise tax affidavits, flat fee

$10

Processing taxable excise tax affidavits with tax of $0.01 up to $4.99

$10 minus tax

Processing taxable excise tax affidavits with tax of $5 or more

$5 plus tax

Real estate excise tax information

General Information

Payment Information

Personal checks, cashier's checks, money orders, or cash (in-person only) are accepted forms of payment. Check should be made payable to King County. Please include a current return address on all correspondence.

All fees are to be paid at the time of recording for the exact amount due. If you are due a refund due to overpayment you may request one by returning your original receipt with the text “refund requested”, the amount, and a return address. Refunds due in excess of $19 will be generated automatically.

Copy Request by Mail

When requesting copies of records dated August 1, 1991 to present, please mail a completed Recorder's Office Copy Request Form (PDF) with the correct fees. If year is supplied, the $8 search fee is not required.

When requesting copies of records dated from 1853 to July 31, 1991, please request them directly from the King County Archives using the Archives Copy Request Form (PDF).

Fees for Multiple Titles and/or Indexing

Documents containing two or more transactions in the title and/or requiring multiple indexing will be charged for each title and/or transaction. Additional pages will be charged only once for each document. A cover sheet is considered an additional page and will be charged the additional $1 per-page recording fee.

Non-Standard Documents

RCW 65.04 allows recording of non-standard documents for an additional fee of $50. "Non-Standard" refers to documents which do not meet margin and format requirements. The legislation does not include recording of documents which do not meet legibility requirements. Non-standard documents need a fully completed cover sheet which meets the first page margin and information requirements and contains a signed "Non-Standard" recording request.