Each page of the Recorder's Office site lists the fees for the services on that page.
Ways to Pay
Please include a current return address on all correspondence.
- Personal checks, cashier's checks, and money orders
- Payable to King County Recorder
- Starter checks are not acceptable
- Credit/debit cards
- If using a card, a convenience fee of 2.35% is charged by our banking provider. No portion of the fee goes to King County. The minimum charge to use a card is $2.00. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
- Cash (in person only)
All fees (U.S. dollars only) are to be paid at the time of the transaction for the exact amount due.
If you are owed a refund due to overpayment you may request one by returning your original receipt with a note of "refund requested," the amount, and a return address. Refunds due in excess of $19 will be generated automatically.
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.
State law 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.