Recording Department

The County Auditor is the custodian of all recorded documents including, but not limited to, deeds, mortgages, judgments, liens, plats, surveys, etc. The delightful task of issuing marriage licenses also falls to the Recording Department.

Recording a document serves to give public notice of the document's subject matter. Once recorded, a document becomes part of the official records of Chelan County and is considered permanent record that cannot be unrecorded.

The Recording Department's task is to provide a means for the public to view recorded documents. Toward this end we record only those documents that meet state recording guidelines, work to facilitate document retrieval by maintaining an accurate index to the documents, and provide the equipment and assistance necessary to aid the public in viewing and copying document images.