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Most King County offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, 2018, for the Thanksgiving holiday.  
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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.

Hard copies of the Real Estate Excise Tax Affidavit are no longer available for distribution at the downtown Seattle location. The form can be downloaded below.

Note: documents received before 3:30 pm will receive same-day service.

York Pump Station, Redmond, 1995
Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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