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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 Recorder. Starter checks are not acceptable. Please include a current return address on all correspondence.

All fees (U.S. dollars only) are to be paid at the time of recording for the exact amount due. If you are due a refund due to over payment 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.

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.

FEE RELATED LINKS

General Documents

Recording multiple-transaction instruments, for each transaction after the first: $14, $32, $73, $72, depending on document title (see below first page charges). Additional page charges do not apply to multiple transactions/titles.
Documents Fees
Appointment of Successor Trustee, first page $16
Assignment of Deed of Trust, first page $16
Resignation of Trustee, first page $16
Death Certificates (and other recordable vital records), first page $34
Deed of Trust, first page $75
ALL Other Regularly Recorded documents, first page $74
ALL State, County, or Municipal Liens (and releases thereof), first page $34
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

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Maps and Map-Related Documents

Documents Fees
Plats and Condos, 18x24 inches, up to 40 lots and 5 seals
  • Add $0.50 per lot and $1 per seal for additional lots and seals
$158

(costs apply for additions)

Cemetery Plats, 18x24 inches, up to 40 lots and 5 seals
  • Add $0.25 per lot and $1 per seal for additional lots and seals
$158

(costs apply for additions)

Surveys, Site Plans, or Large Lots
  • $5 for each additional page
$158

(costs apply for additions)

Short Plat and Boundary Line Adjustment Maps, 18x24 inches
  • $5 for each additional page
$158

(costs apply for additions)

Short Plat and Boundary Line Adjustment Maps, legal size or smaller
  • $1 for each additional page
$138

(costs apply for additions)


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Registered Land (RL) Documents

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

*Registered Land documents have no per-page charges

Documents Fees
RL Court Order, per document title plus Assurance Fund
  • Assurance Fund = 1/40th of 1% of last assessed value
$74
RL Certificate of Title $5
*All other documents/titles, excluding exceptions below, flat fee $74
  • RL Appointment of Successor Trustee
$16
  • RL Assignment of Deed of Trust
$16
  • RL Resignation of Trustee
$16
  • RL Death Certificate
$34
  • RL Deed of Trust
$78

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Request a Copy

Documents Fees
Certified recorded documents, legal size or smaller, first page $3
  • Each additional page
$1
Recorded documents, legal size or smaller, uncertified $1 per page
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
Conformed Copy Label, per instrument $1
Searching records per hour $8
UCC-11R searches $10

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Real Estate Excise Tax

Documents 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

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