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$100 recording fee increase effective Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, the fee to record most documents in Washington will increase by $100 effective. The first-page recording fee for most documents will be $303.50.

This increase comes at the direction of HB 1474, passed by the 2023 Legislature, and funds a covenant homeownership program that seeks to increase the low homeownership rates among groups whose families may have once been denied home ownership due to a presence of racially restrictive property covenants.

Certain documents types are exempt from this increase. They are:

  • Assignment of Deed of Trust
  • Appointment, Substitution or Resignation of Trustee
  • Recorded marriage, birth and death records
  • Name change
  • Liens and releases recorded by state, city, county or a water/sewer district
  • Federal tax liens and releases

For a fee schedule visit the Auditor's Recording Fees.

Last Updated: 11/21/2023 08:25 AM

Chelan County Calendar

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  • 10
    Jul 2024
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Chelan County Civil Service Commission

    Posted by: Human Resources

    The Chelan County Civil Service Commission will be meeting on July 10, 2024.

    Chelan County Commissioners Office, Conference Room 1
  • 03
    Jul 2024
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - July 03, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 667-6225
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    Jun 2024
    06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - June 26,2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
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    Jun 2024
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Assessor's Office Community Meeting: Chelan and Manson

    Posted by: Chelan County Assessor

    Chelan County Assessor Wes Cornelius invites property owners and all interested parties to attend one of four community meetings scheduled this spring throughout the county.

    Chelan City Hall
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    Jun 2024
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Public Meeting: Official Logic and Accuracy Test of Voting System and Accessible Voting Unit (AVU) Demonstration

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Chelan County Auditor’s Office