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Thurston County Recording


Form Requirements
For Documents to be Recorded

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First Page Margins
  • Top margin: Three inches
  • Sides and bottom: One inch
Subsequent Pages
  • All sides: One inch
Information Required on the First Page
  • Return Address (this may be in the top 3" margin)
  • Document Title or Titles
  • Reference numbers of documents assigned or released (if applicable)
  • Names of the Grantors and Grantees with reference to pages where additional names can be found if any.
  • Abbreviated legal description (i.e. either lot, block & subdivision name/case number, or quarter, quarter, section, township & range)
  • Assessor's Property Tax Parcel Number (11 numeric digits)
Additional Requirements
  • All succeeding pages must have at least one-inch margins on all sides.
  • No attachments (taped, stapled or glued) are allowed on any pages.
  • Font size must be at least 8 point.
  • All pages must be legible and capable of being imaged.
  • Page size must be 8 1/2" x 14" or smaller.
  • Paper must be of a weight and color capable of producing legible images.
  • Ink must be a color that is capable of being imaged.
  • All seals must be legible and capable of being imaged.