Chelan County Auditor

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These items describe how some of our data has been entered. Your search will be most successful when you type in values that match the values we have typed for that record.

 

Document Code List. This is a modified copy of the sheet we use to assign the appropriate document code to a recording. Some document titles were once mapped to different codes, either because an old code was retired, or because the volume of a certain title warranted it to have its own code:

  • Boundary Line Adjustments (BLA) were once coded as SP (short plat)
  • Marriage Certificates (MC) were once included with the marriage application (MA)
  • Document Codes ‘(CERT) Certificate’ and ‘(DEC) Declaration’ are no longer in use.

 

Document Code Troubleshooting

Some document codes exist that are no longer in active use; some codes have only been in use for the last decade. This a quick list to help you zero in on the appropriate code and avoid frustration:

  1. Mortgages: What you know as your mortgage for your home is probably titled as a ‘Deed of Trust’. The document type ‘Mortgage’ is often associated with agricultural lands. For purchasers making payments directly to the seller, you should try looking for a "Real Estate Contract".
     
  2. Marriage Certificates: There is a separate document code for marriage certificates from 1997 forward. Prior to that date, the certificate was part of the application record.
     
  3. Wills & Death Certificates: We have very few of these, as they are not required to be recorded here.

 

Index Conventions – 2018 changes

Beginning in 2018, our office began typing the names exactly as they appeared on the documents. If a period follows an initial on a document, our typed index will include a period after the initial as well.

Prior to 2018, many abbreviations were used to make the most of what used to be limited space to enter data. If you type out the word mortgage in a name for a document recorded in 2017, the document will not be found because the abbreviation ‘MTG’ had stood in for mortgage before 2018.

 

Full Word/Phrase

Abbreviation used prior to 2018

And

&

Association

Assoc

Federal

Fed

Company

Co

Corporation

Corp

Department

Dept

Government

Gov

Incorporated

Inc

Insurance

Ins

Mortgage

Mtg

National

Natl

States other than Washington

Full State name

United States of America

USA

Washington

Wash

Posted: 08/06/2020 05:13 PM
Last Updated: 08/07/2020 10:38 AM

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 18
    Feb 2022
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 18
    Feb 2022
    01:30 PM - 02:00 PM

    Public Meeting: Certify Election

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 16
    Feb 2022
    09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Public Meeting: Public Canvassing Board Meetings

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    The Canvassing Board of Chelan County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of chapter 42.30 RCW, and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office
  • 16
    Feb 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - February 16, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 12
    Feb 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    February Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Chelan County Administration Building - Enter building from Douglas Street