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King County Recorder's Office

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

206-205-8396 FAX

Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)

All real estate transactions that involve conveyance of property require consideration of excise tax. All excise taxes assessed on a conveyance must be paid prior to the recording of the conveyance documents, for example the warranty deed or real estate contract. A real estate excise tax affidavit must be completed and signed by all parties involved in a real property conveyance. Download an Excise Tax Affidavit form (PDF) or call 206-477-6620 to obtain a form.