Document Recording and Marriage Licensing
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Document Recording

The Auditor's office records documents as required by RCW 36.18.

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Marriage Licensing

Marriage licenses are issued Monday through Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM. No appointment is necessary.

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Digital Archives

The Washington State Digital Archives is the nation's first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value.

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Recording Services

Please Note: Auditor staff cannot offer legal advice or determine the legal correctness or function of the content of your document. It is highly advised that you consult a professional before recording. The responsibility for properly preparing an instrument is that of the document preparer. It is not the responsibility of the County Auditor or Deputy Auditors to screen the document to make sure it is properly drafted. The County Auditor's responsibility is limited to verifying the document meets formatting requirements. Submitters bear the cost of any documents requiring re-recording to correct deficiencies or errors.

NEW: The Kennewick recording office now has an external document drop box for customers to drop documents into during non-business hours. Please complete this form before you submit:


You can view documents recorded from January, 1982 to present online at any time. Documents recorded from 1981 and earlier, can be located using the Historical Document Indexes and then viewed in-person at the Auditor's Office or you can submit a document search request. If you're unable to find the document, you may submit a document search request for our Recording Specialists to conduct a search.

Marriage Licensing

Both applicants must be present to apply for a marriage license. No appointment is necessary.

Marriage Licensing

Record a Document

The Auditor's office records documents as required by RCW 36.18. Documents must be in compliance with the recording requirements before a document can be recorded.

Document Recording Services

E-Recording Companies

Covenant Modification

Search for a Recorded Document

Search online for recorded documents from January, 1982 to the present. For documents from 1906 - 1981, use the PDF Historical Indexes.

Search Recorded Documents View Historical Indexes View Historical Cash and Fee Books

Conformed copies

These are defined as a copy provided by the customer who assumes responsibility of content and is clearly marked as "COPY".

Conformed Copies

Recording Services Hours

8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm
8:30am - 4:30pm