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Auditor: Sandra Perkins
Welcome to the Skagit County Auditor's Recording Division

In the State of Washington, county auditors are the custodians of records pursuant to RCW 65.04.140. As the recorder of official documents, the County Auditor's responsibility is limited to ensuring:
  • The document is legible
  • The document is correctly formatted
  • The instrument contains the document title
  • The indexing information is complete
  • The appropriate fees are collected

The Auditor's Office Recording staff is prohibited from giving or offering legal advice and is not responsible for reviewing the accuracy or content of a document other than as stated above. That responsibility is of the document preparer. Information and forms for proper recording can be found at Recording Official Documents.

Statutory fees are collected for services associated with recording official documents. Payment is required pursuant to RCW Chapter 36.18.010 and is accepted in the form of cash or check only. The current fee schedule may be found at Recording Fees (Effective July 28, 2019)

Documents recorded prior to 1973 have been converted from film to digital images and are searchable here. Documents recorded after 1973 can be accessed on the County website by using the search function Recorded Document Search.

Copies may be printed as unofficial documents from the website or as official documents from the Auditor's Office. To request official copies please contact the Recording Division at 360-416-1704 or

The Recording Division of the Skagit County Auditor also issues process-server licenses and provides notary public services.

Whether through e-recording or in person at our office, our friendly staff is always happy to help you with your document recording needs.

Additional information can be found at the Auditor's Frequently Asked Questions page.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
Phone: 360-416-1704
Fax: 360-416-1698

Recording Fees to Increase by $100.00
beginning July 25, 2021

Effective July 25, the fee to record a one-page document will be $203.50, except those documents exempt under state law.

The Washington State Legislature passed Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 1277 adding the $100.00 surcharge to fund these programs:

  • Affordable housing including operations, maintenance, and service costs supporting permanent housing.
  • Landlord mitigation program.
  • Home security including project-based vouchers for nonprofit housing
    providers/public housing authorities, housing services, rapid rehousing,
    emergency housing, or acquisition.
Fee schedule effective July 25, 2021

Marriage License Application
Now you can apply online and pick up your license at the Auditor's Department.

Electronic Document Recording (eRecording)
Now you can record documents online!