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Please note the following office cut-off times for recording:
  • 3:30 p.m. for excise work submitted by title companies
  • 4:00 p.m. for non-excise work submitted by title 
  • 4:30 p.m. document recordings by the general public
Map Fee Increase Effective August 1, 2015 - Department of Natural Resources is increasing the map fee by an additional $18.00 per map.  The new recording fee for the first page of all maps will be $156.00.  Costs for additional pages will remain the same depending on the type of map being recorded.

Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and other vital statistics are obtained through the Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department
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Some images of the documents recorded are available back to January 1, 1984. Certain document types you will find an index only. Documents that contain or may contain sensitive information, such as social security number, mother's maiden name, driver's license number, etc., are not available online.

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Index & Images Available Online

  • Deeds
  • Appointment of trustees
  • Assignments
  • Bills of sale
  • Contracts
  • Covenants
  • Easements
  • Foreclosure documents
  • Leases
  • Maintenance agreements
  • Maps
  • Mortgage documents
  • Substitution of trustees
  • Title eliminations

Index ONLY Available Online

  • Name change documents
  • Power of attorneys
  • Satisfaction of Liens
  • Satisfactions of judgment
  • UCC documents

The Public Disclosure database is available here.

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Auditor's Office
2401 S. 35th St.
Room 200
Tacoma, WA 98409
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(253) 798-7440


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8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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