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Auditor: Jeanne Youngquist

RECORDING
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following are general questions and answers about the Auditor's Office Recording Division's functions.

Who do I make the checks out to?
Where do I obtain a form for recording purposes?
What are the fees for recording a document?
How do I add or remove a name from my property?
How do I remove a decedent's name from my deed?
How do I change ownership on a piece of property?
How do I remove an erroneous lien from my property?
How do I know if there are any liens on my property?
How do I do a title search?
Can you tell me who owns a piece of property by address or parcel number?
How do I get the dimensions of my property?
How do I get a copy of my deed?
How do I get a copy of my marriage certificate?
Where do I get a copy of my divorce papers?

 

 


Question: Who do I make the checks out to?

Make checks payable to "Skagit County Auditor"

Question: Where do I obtain a form for recording purposes?

Most office supply or stationary stores carry such forms.


Question: What are the fees for recording a document?

Click here to see the complete fee schedule for recording documents.


Question: How do I add or remove a name from my property?
Question: How do I remove a decedent's name from my deed?
Question: How do I change ownership on a piece of property?
Question: How do I remove an erroneous lien from my property?

The Auditor's Office staff is not expert in real estate law and is prohibited from giving legal advice. We suggest you consult an attorney.


Question: How do I know if there are any liens on my property?

You may either come in and search the records on your own, or you may request us to conduct a search for you.


Question: How do I do a title search?

All records in our office are located by searching our grantor/grantee index. To ensure a title search is done completely and accurately, we suggest you contact a title company.


Question: Can you tell me who owns a piece of property by address or parcel number?

No, the Auditor's Office does not keep that information. Please contact the Assessor's Office for such inquiries.


Question: How do I get the dimensions of my property?

A subdivision plat or survey describes the size of your property. Such surveys are available from our office.


Question: How do I get a copy of my deed?

You can request a copy from our office, either in person or by mail. Copy fees apply.


Question: How do I get a copy of my marriage certificate?

If you applied for your certificate in Skagit County, you can request a copy of the certificate in person or by mailing a request. The fee is $3.00. If you mail a request, be sure to include the names of the bride and groom and the date of the marriage. Click here for more information about marriage licenses.


Question: Where do I get a copy of my divorce papers?

The Skagit County Clerk of the Courts is the keeper of divorce papers.