$100 Recording Fee Increase Effective July 25, 2021

The fee to record most documents in Washington State will increase by $100.00, effective July 25, 2021. The first-page fee will be $203.50 for most documents*.
This increase is at the direction of HB 1277, passed during the 2021 legislative session. The surcharge will fund state and local programs that promote housing stability and eviction prevention services.
The portion of the recording fee retained by the county to fund the recording function remains unchanged since the 80’s at $5 for the first page plus $1 for each page thereafter.

Certain documents types are exempt from this increase:

  • Assignment of Deed of Trust
  • Appointment, Substitution, or Resignation of Trustee
  • Recorded marriage, birth, death records
  • Liens and Releases recorded by state, city, county, or a water/sewer district
  • Federal tax liens and releases

*A fee schedule can be found on the reverse of this page. Additional copies can be found on the county website at

Recording Fee Schedule - Effective July 25, 2021 RCW 36.16.010

Last Updated: 06/161/2021 02:23 PM

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