Recording

Recording Fees Increase in July 2019

Due to recent RCW revisions, recording fees for most documents will increase. Our goal is to ensure proper recording of your documents and reduce document rejections due to these changes. 

HB 2015 creates a new $2.00 surcharge for a State Library and Archive Building effective July 28, 2019. 
Fee Sheet Effective July 28, 2019

Information About Restrictive Covenants


In 2018, Washington State amended its law against discrimination to provide property owners a new way to strike racially restrictive covenants from documents affecting the title of their properties. If your property had a racially restrictive covenant recorded in the past, you can now record a modification document with the county auditor where your property is located.



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Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, and other vital statistics are obtained through the Tacoma - Pierce County Health Department.

Name change documents are available at our office from July 1991 to present.  Name Change documents prior to July of 1991 are available from Superior Court.

Recording Requirements



Recording Cover Sheet

Recording Fees


Excise Tax Information

Foreclosure Information

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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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Requesting Documents


To request certified copies of documents or regular copies of documents that are not available online, please mail a written request, including payment, to the following address:

 Pierce County Auditor's Office
Attn: Recording Copies
2401 South 35th St, Room 200
Tacoma, WA 98409

If you have questions about requesting documents please call (253) 798-7440 during regular business hours.

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 - For privacy concerns images are not displayed that could contain sensitive information such as social security numbers or mother's maiden name.

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

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Did you know you can do a parcel search through CountyGIS? View a comprehensive list of documents available. (Note: Available documents may not be up to date.)