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Thurston County Recording

 

 
 
Fees for Recording Documents
Effective September 1, 2012
 
***Fee Change Effective September 1, 2012***
 
 
Forms of payment: Cash, Check (made payable to Thurston County Auditor), Visa, Mastercard
 
Documents- Legal Size or Less

Documents that meet Format Requirements - Legal Size or Less  **Please see Emergency Non-Standard Fees for documents that do not meet format requirements.

*There are some exceptions to this fee structure.

  For all Real Estate Related Documents
    First Page
$72.00
    Each additional page - per document
$1.00
  For all Non-Real Estate Related Documents
  First Page
$32.00
  Each additional page - per document
$1.00
 

*Exceptions

  The following are exceptions to the first page fees stated above:
    Deed of Trust
$73.00
    Substitution or Appointment of Trustee
Assignment of Deed of Trust
$14.00
  Divorce Records
$32.00
  Death Certificates
$32.00
  Employment Security Liens and Releases
$29.00
  Each Additional Page for all Exceptions
$1.00
 
UCC Fixture Filings and Terminations that meet Format Requirements
-Legal Size or Less
  First Page
$72.00
  Each additional page - per document
$1.00
 
Multiple Title / Transaction Documents - Legal Size or Less
A document which contains two or more titles and/or two or more transactions requiring multiple indexing will be charged individually per action.  RCW36.18.005

  First page:  Multiply appropriate first page rate of the document by the number of transactions or titles (see exceptions for first page rates).  
  Each Additional page - per document
$1.00
  Example #1:

A five (5) page document with the title "Covenant and Easement" would be charged $144.00 for the first page and $4.00 for the additional pages.

Total $148.00

Example #2:

A two (2) page "Full Reconveyance" which references three (3) Auditor's file numbers would be charged $216.00 for the first page and $1.00 for the additional page.

Total $217.00

     
**Emergency Non-Standard Fees
A document which does not meet the margin requirements may be recorded with an "Emergency Non-Standard" cover sheet.  These fees are in addition to regular recording fees. 
  Emergency Non-Standard Fee
$50.00
  Emergency Non-Standard Cover Sheet
$1.00
  Example:

A three page Deed with 1/2 inch margins on all sides would require the Emergency Non-standard Cover sheet.  With the cover sheet the Deed is now four pages.  The Deed would be charged $122.00 for the first page and $3.00 for the additional pages.

Total $125.00

Maps
Surveys, Binding Site Plans & Amendments - (24" x 18")
One original and one copy required for recording. {RCW 58.24.070/WAC 332.150.030}
First Page
$138.00
  Each additional page - per document
$5.00
Record of Monument/Land Corner Records - Legal Size or Less
{T.C. Resolution #10524}
No Fee
Affidavit of Minor Correction of a Surveyed Map -Legal Size or Less
First Page
$118.00
  Each additional page - per document
$1.00
     
Unincorporated Maps (properties located outside of city limits)
Boundary Line Adjustments and Amendments - Legal Size or Less
First Page
$118.00
  Each additional page
$1.00
Boundary Line Adjustments and Amendments - (24" x 18")
First Page
$138.00
  Each additional page
$5.00
Plats, Condominiums, and Amendments - (24" x 18")
First Page
$138.00
  Each additional page
No Fee
  Additional Charges  
Plats: For each lot over 50
$0.50
Condominiums: For each unit over 50
$0.50
  Cemeteries: For each lot over 100
$0.25
Short Plats, Large Lots, and Amendments - (24" x 18")
First Page
$138.00
  Each additional page
$5.00
Incorporated Maps (properties located inside city limits)
Boundary Line Adjustments and Amendments - Legal Size or Less
First Page
$118.00
  Each additional page
$1.00
Boundary Line Adjustments and Amendments - (24" x 18")
First Page
$138.00
  Each additional page
$5.00
Plats, Condominiums, and Amendments - (24" x 18")
First Page
$138.00
  Each additional page
No Fee
  Additional Charges  
Plats: For each lot over 50
$0.50
Condominiums: For each unit over 50
$0.50
  Cemeteries: For each lot over 100
$0.25
Short Plats, Large Lots, and Amendments - (24" x 18")
First Page
$138.00
  Each additional page
$5.00
 
Other Fees
Photo Copies - per page (legal size or less)
$1.00
Certified Copies - First Page
$3.00
Certified Copies - Additional pages (per document)
$1.00
Map Copies - First Page (18x24)
$5.00
  Map Copies - Additional pages (per document)
$5.00