Chelan County Auditor


Payment Options

  1. Cash
  2. Checks - made payable to the Chelan County Auditor for the exact amount
  3. Credit Card – Processing fee will be added.  We are unable to process phone orders.  


Recording Fee Disbursement

Recording fees are set by state statute, and are dispersed to various funds and programs as legislated. Do not rely on this list to calculate Recording fees. Please consult the full schedule of Recording fees for current rates. The list below references fees effective 7-28-2019.

Fund or Program Portion of Recording Fee
County General Fund - This $5 portion plus the fee for any extra pages is directed to the County General Fund to offset the expense of providing staff and equipment for the Recording Department. This amount has not changed since 1985! $5.00
Preservation Fund - County Officials use this fund to promote the accessibility and preservation of permanent documents. Projects that create scanned images from older, fragile, or irreplaceable originals are an example of the use of these funds. One dollar of this fund is distributed by the commissioners for community historical programs. RCW 36.22.170 $5.00
State Archives - Document storage in a climate-controlled environment and guidance in preparation of disaster recovery plans are among their services. A new digital archive also preserves electronic documentation. Use of these services is open to all Washington State municipalities, and includes grant funding for local government archival projects. RCW 36.22.175 $3.00
Housing Surcharges -
$13 funds programs to increase affordable housing (RCW 36.22.178).
$70 helps fund programs intended to reduce homelessness. RCWs 36.22.178, 36.22.179, 36.22.1791
Urban Planning Surcharge – Delivered to the State of Washington $2.50
Total = Page one recording fee, Basic Fee (most document titles), Effective July 28, 2019 $103.50


Posted: 12/15/2014 03:59 PM
Last Updated: 05/19/2021 05:13 PM

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Chelan County Calendar

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  • 21
    Jul 2021
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - July 21, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 10
    Jul 2021
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    July Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

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    Washington State University Extension
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    Jul 2021
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - July 7, 2021

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference