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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.

Effective January 1, 2024, the Skagit County Auditor’s office will adjust its recording fees schedule as a result of a surcharge by the Legislature in this year’s special session. 

     *HB 1474 new surcharge for Covenant Homeownership Program $100.00

Recording Fees (Effective January 1, 2024)

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. Note: Notary Public services are only available to Individuals who are recording a document and have a WA State ID.

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


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!


Recording Fees (Effective January 1, 2024)

Recorded Document Search
(Recorded by the Auditors office
from 1973 on)

Historic Recorded Document Search
(Recorded by the Auditors office
from 1942 to 1973)

Recording Official Documents

Marriage License Search

Frequently Asked Questions