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Fees

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. 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.

Refunds

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.

Non-Standard Documents

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.

Recording fee increase

On July 1, most recording fees increased by $2.50. An additional surcharge of $2 will go into effect on July 28. These fee increases were enacted by the Washington State Legislature, and apply statewide.
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
206-477-6620
kcrocust@kingcounty.gov
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Recording ends at 3:30 p.m.
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